note: entire contents copyright 2007 by Beverly Creasey
David Mauriello’s JUST SAY LOVE, starring James Ryen and Michael Lemieux, arrives just in time for GAY PRIDE month. As the play opens, Lemieux’s character is practicing his mantra. He’s been reading Plato and is taken with the notion of Platonic love. He’s trying his best to live on a higher plane: He’s a vegetarian. He works out and he’s determined to resist the allure of the physical. Then he meets Ryen’s macho carpenter.
Sparks fly in Mauriello’s edgy romantic comedy: Can a new age urban professional and a carpenter with identity issues find true love in the South End? Was Plato right—Are we all connected? Can a cat give up meat? Mauriello thinks so and you can find out through June 30th.