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OUT OF THE CLOSET and INTO THE FIRE
OUT OF THE CLOSET and INTO THE FIRE
June 10
3 - 4 pm

Free Admission

Come join the El Paso Museum of Art this Pride Month for a special staging of the play OUT OF THE CLOSET and INTO THE FIRE to commemorate the diverse experiences of LGBTQIA+ individuals.

OUT OF THE CLOSET and INTO THE FIRE, directed by Jan Wolfe, is a curated series of stories about gay life from the perspective of different people. All characters are based on real stories told or sent to her by real people. They have all been edited, condensed and changed to make the stories more universal, more stage-worthy and to protect identities.

The actors inhabit these characters and talk directly to the audience and tell stories that are sad or happy, funny or heartbreaking, stories that speak of resilience or loss, fear and hope. Presented quickly without musical interludes, the effect is that of sitting in your living room with interesting guests.

  • The Host, Paul Enriquez
  • The Mother, Carmen M. Seda
  • Because I Am Bi, Daniella Zalace-Seda
  • The Caregiver, Paul Enriquez
  • Jonathan, Aaron Setliff
  • She Said, She Said, Carmen Seda, Aaron Setliff, Daniella Zalace-Seda, Paul Enriquez
  • Fairy Tale, Lisa Shay Wolff

The presentation at EPMA is a condensed version of the entire play.

Content Warning: One of the acts of this presentation includes topics of sexual assault. Parental discretion is advised.

Framed Wolfe Productions is 16 years old and has produced improv comedy dinner theater, children’s plays and children’s workshops at Fort Bliss. Jan Wolfe, her husband, Chet Frame and Yvonne Carranza started Kids-N-Co in 1987 and were actively on the Board and teaching/directing for 25 years. Wolfe was also President of the El Paso Playhouse for 4 years. Both have many awards for acting, directing and stage design at the El Paso Playhouse and other theatres.

Support for this program is provided by the Mellon Foundation.

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