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Faggy at 50 at Theatre on San Pedro Square

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50 AND FAB: Joe Gulla, The Bronx Queen, tells all about growing up (and getting old) gay.

50 AND FAB: Joe Gulla, The Bronx Queen, tells all about growing up (and getting old) gay.

A multitude of words could describe the gay male experience at age 50, but playwright and actor Joe Gulla thinks it can be distilled down to just one: faggy. Gulla makes his Bay Area debut with his one-man monologue show, which describes in vivid, often cringeworthy, detail the trials and tribulations of growing up Italian, Catholic and gay in the Bronx—and in the ’80s, no less. From the lifetime subscription to Playboy his father bought him at 14, to an almost-encounter with a prostitute that was offered to him as a birthday gift at 16, Gulla chronicles both the hilarity and emotion of his teenage years through poignant vignettes and passionate dialogue. Runs through Friday. (AS)

Faggy at 50
Thu, 8 pm, $15-42
Theatre on San Pedro Square, San Jose

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