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Ronnie Larsen’s ‘Making Porn’ runs through Feb. 7 at new Empire Stage theater in Fort Lauderdale

makingporn Making Porn, Ronnie Larsen’s comedy about a straight out-of-work actor who becomes a gay-for-pay porn star, is playing at the new Empire Stage theater in Fort Lauderdale.

The play is performed 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 7. Here’s the Empire Stage news release:

New York-Based Production Company Set to Bare it All at Ft. Lauderdale’s New Empire Stage

Empire Stage announces the South Florida revival of Making Porn, coming to the Empire Stage on Jan. 15.

Making Porn, a comedy by Ronnie Larsen, chronicles the life of Jack Hawk, a straight, out-of-work actor hired by a gay porn producer to star in his upcoming movie. Joining Jack in the filming are a jaded porn star and an industry newcomer. Complications arise when Jack’s wife finds out about her husband’s new career. The original production ran Off-Broadway for over 500 performances and has toured throughout the United States.

Last year Empire Stage completed a successful extended run of Roll With the Punches at the Rising Action Theater. Roll With the Punches, a celebrated comedy from the New York International Fringe Festival, was written by Empire Stage company member Garet Scott.

“We are so excited to be a part of the South Florida theatre community,” said David R. Gordon, who plays Jack. “Last year’s run at Rising Action opened our eyes to the local theatre scene. Our company had a great time here, and the audiences were very receptive to us. We’re looking forward to a successful run of Making Porn.”

David and fellow cast members Keith Dougherty and Michael Lopez appeared in the NYC production of Making Porn. They are joined by South Florida actors Julia Clearwood, Ryan McFadden and Angel Perez. Michael Lopez directs.

Making Porn is running at Empire Stage, formerly Sol Theatre Project, 1140 North Flagler Drive, Ft. Lauderdale, from January 15, 2010 to February 7, 2010. For tickets and general information call 954-678-1496 or visit www.empirestage.com. Warning: Play contains nudity.

About Empire Stage

Empire Stage (http://www.empirestage.com/) is an artist-driven collective that produces new and existing works for the diverse audiences of Ft Lauderdale, including the LGBT and Senior populations. The collective is committed to presenting dynamic works originating from both the New York City and South Florida theatrical communities and to offer theater artists a supportive environment where they can collaborate, take risks and develop as writers, directors, actors, designers and producers. Producing partners are David R. Gordon & Garet Scott.

Cast of Making Porn
Jack - David R. Gordon (NYC)
Arthur - Michael Lopez  (NYC)
Jamie - Keith Dougherty  (NYC)
Ricky - Ryan McFadden (S. Fla.)
Linda - Julia Clearwood  (S. Fla.)
Ray - Angel Perez (S. Fla.)

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