Circle Jerk Opens Its Off-Broadway's Run June 14 | Playbill

Off-Broadway News Circle Jerk Opens Its Off-Broadway's Run June 14

The hybrid production has previously announced Pride-specific performances.

Michael Breslin and Patrick Foley JJ Darling / Fake Friends

Michael Breslin and Patrick Foley’s Circle Jerk officially opens its Off-Broadway run at The Connelly Theater June 14. The hybrid in-person and live-stream production, presented by Fake Friends, began previews June 8, and is set to run through June 25.

Rory Pelsue directs co-writers and performers Breslin and Foley, who are joined by Cat Rodríguez. Set in wintertime on Gaymen Island, a summer retreat for the homosexual rich and famous, Circle Jerk follows two white gay internet trolls who scheme to take what they want in a chaotic mix of flip flops as three actors play nine roles.

The 2021 Pulitzer Prize Finalist is holding previously announced Pride-specific performances June 17, 18, and 24 at 10:30 PM; and June 25 at 3 PM.

The creative team for Circle Jerk includes dramaturg Ariel Sibert, video and co-lighting designer David Bengali, co-lighting designer and video associate Ted Boyce-Smith, scenic and props designer Stephanie Osin Cohen, sound designer Kathy Ruvuna, costume designer Cole McCarty, wig and make-up designer Tommy Kurzman, stage manager Codey Leroy Butler, production manager Violet Asmara Tafari, technical director Jesse Mattes, assistant stage manager Carolina Arboleda, assistant scenic designer Anthony Freitas, video associate Stivo Arnoczy, video engineer Ted Charles Brown, production electrician The Sovereign Candle - Kent Sprague, and graphic designer Kameron Neal.

Miranda Gohh and Emma Orme co-produce, with Jeremy O. Harris, Caroline Gart, and Salman Al-Rashid serving as executive producers. FourthWall Theatrical provides generous support, and Steven Ebert serves as associate producer.

For tickets and more information, visit

See Inside the In-person/Livestreamed Production of Fake Friends Circle Jerk


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