Sometimes Gay Means Happy by Angela Theresa Egic open June 22nd, 2015


at the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity
Cast of Sometimes Gay Means Happy


Tickets $18 (for tickets visit Planet Connections )
This summer, ANGEL AURA PRODUCTIONS and LISA LOPEZ are pleased to present SOMETIMES GAY MEANS HAPPY, directed by Angela Theresa Egic, as part of the 6th Annual Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. The Festivity will take place June 15th through July 12th at the Paradise Factory.

It’s 1988. Tori, a newscaster, announces the heart attack of her estranged Broadway legend father, Victor, during breaking news. Tori soon learns, Victor is dying of AIDS. His last wish is to reunite with his eldest daughter, and meet his only grandchild. Will Tori grant his wish?
Emma Peele as “Tori Roth”

SOMETIMES GAY MEANS HAPPY will star Ian Maynard as Victor Rothchild, Emma Peele as Victoria “Tori” Roth Osborne, Keith Robert McHugh as David Washburn; Corrie Legge as Violet Rothchild; James Reade Venable as Stephen Osborne; Alyssa Emily Marvin as Crystal Osborne; Xiomara Yordan as Cheryl Hart; Samuel J. Joseph as Jason Hayden; Matt Saxton as Michael Feldon; Matt Saxton as Younger Vic; Elizabetta Malagon as Teen Tori; and Leslie C. Nemet as Rachel Cuddy/Nurse Jeffries
Emma Peele, Ian Maynard and Corrie Legge

SOMETIMES GAY MEANS HAPPY will feature Set Design by Angela Theresa Egic & Leslie C. Nemet, Costume Design by Timothy Kokott

SOMETIMES GAY MEANS HAPPY plays the following schedule as part of the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity: 

Benefiting: Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

Written and Directed by: Angela Theresa Egic

Venue: Paradise Factory, Upstairs Theater, 64 East 4th Street
Elizabetta Malagon
Alyssa Marvin


Monday, 6/22/15, 7:30pm
Friday, 6/26/15, 9:30pm
Sunday, 6/28/15, 2:00pm
Wednesday, 7/1/15, 9:30pm
Sunday, 7/5/15, 5:00pm
Tuesday, 7/7/15, 5:30pm

Run Time: 70 minutes

Tickets:  $18 General Admission, $10 for Film/Music Participants, FREE for Theatre Festivity Participants.

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Angela Theresa Egic (Playwright/Director) is excited Sometimes Gay Means Happy is making its debut at Planet Connections Theatre Festivity to honor Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
Alyssa Emily Marvin; Samuel Joseph, Photographer

Sometimes Gay began as a teleplay, placing in the top half of the Nicholl’s Fellowship. By 2010 it was a screenplay placing in the Top Ten of a contest on Bookrix. Later that year, Angela decided to bring it full circle and created the stage play as a member of Manhattan Theatre Source’s writing group; where it had two readings. Her other play, Childless Father, a non-fiction short play about deaf Guatemalan artist, Fredy A Gonazlez De Leon; premiered at TestoGenius at MTS, 2010. Childless Father was produced again, 2011, at Chatterton’s Short Play Festival. Angelica Huston was in the audience and was quite impressed with the play and directing. 

Angela is a professional Actor/Singer, fluent in American Sign Language, a professional Psychic/Medium and emerging Photographer! You can see more of her acting at: under her stage name, Angela Theresa Collins. 

As an actor/singer, Angela is a proud member of AEA. She dedicates this play to her brilliant cast and crew, and all her friends and family who have lost, loved and are still living with HIV/AIDS. Many of them inspired Angela to write the play; some represented in loving ways within the play. Especially to her you, Daddy!
Emma Peele
Ian Maynard
Angela Theresa Egic

Michael Egic, June 5, 1913-February 4, 1987

ANGELA THERESA EGIC (Playwright/Director/Set Design)
LESLIE C. NEMET (Assistant Director, Dramaturgy, SM, TD)

VIVIAN ADAMS (Production Assistant)
FREDY A. GONZALEZ DE LEON (Assistant Set Design)

Angel Aura Productions formed in 1996 as a desktop publishing business. It published a fan newsletter for a genre based fan club for two years. And now it is back with its first play production! Lisa Lopez became involved this year, and is an asset to this new arena for all of us! We look forward to producing even more moving, important plays and stage productions!
We’d also appreciate your help for this production:
Keith McHugh as “David Washburn”

The Planet Connections Theatre Festivity is New York’s premiere eco-friendly/socially conscious not-for-profit arts festival. Fostering a diverse cross-section of performances and events, the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity seeks to inspire artists and audiences both creatively and fundamentally, in a festive atmosphere forming a community of like-minded artists. At the heart of the Festivity are like-minded individuals striving to create professional, meaningful theatre, music and film, while supporting organizations which give back to the community at large.
The Playwright/Director, Angela Theresa Egic with her cast

World Premiere: My play “Sometimes Gay Means Happy”
The Cast of “Sometimes Gay Means Happy”