Homos, or Everyone in America

by Jordan Seavey

7 August - 1 September 2018

“um yes we’ve been a community since
since stonewall certainly
harvey milk probably
ancient greece maybe”

The European premiere

★★★★ Four stars, The Arts Desk
★★★★ Four stars, Time Out
★★★★ Four stars, The Stage
★★★★ Four stars, ReviewsGate
★★★★ Four stars, Reviews Hub
★★★★ Four stars, The Spy In The Stalls

OffWestEnd Award Nomination for Male Performance in a Play – Harry McEntire

Equality is here – now what? In a supposedly ‘post-gay’ America on the brink of passing marriage equality, a first date at a New York bar starts two men on a fearless, funny and fragmented journey leading up to a historic moment of change.

Jordan Seavey’s raw and provocative portrait of a love story explodes attitudes, emotions and prejudices that sit at the heart of relationships across the world. This dazzling kaleidoscope of a play asks us all the question – are personal and political choices really all that different?

Award-winning director Josh Seymour returns to the Finborough Theatre following the sell-out cult hit Adding Machine: A Musical to direct the European premiere of Homos, or Everyone in America, a Critics’ Pick in the New York Times for its Off-Broadway premiere, named one of New York Magazine’s 10 Best Theatre Events of 2016 and The Advocate’s Top 10 New York Theater of 2016.

Age guidance: 15+

About Playwright Jordan Seavey

Playwright Jordan Seavey is a Brooklyn-based playwright whose plays include Homos, or Everyone in America (New York Times Critic’s Pick, named one of New York Magazine’s 10 Best Theatre Events of 2016, The Advocate’s Top 10 New York Theatre of 2016 and OBIE Award for performance for Michael Urie), 6969, November 4th 2008, Wight, The Funny Pain, The Truth Will Out, Children at Play and This is a Newspaper. Since 2003, he has co-created more than fifteen new plays with theatre company CollaborationTown, which include Candy (a commission from LCT3 and Lincoln Center), the all-ages puppet musical Riddle of the Trilobites (as residents of New Victory Theater’s LabWorks), Family Play (1979 to Present) (named one of The Advocate’s 10 Best LGBT Plays of 2014) and The Momentum (2012 GLAAD National Media Award nomination). He is a Usual Suspect at New York Theatre Workshop and an alum of The Public Theater’s Emerging Writer’s Group and the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab in New York City, where he resides.

About Director Josh Seymour

Director Josh Seymour returns to the Finborough Theatre where he directed the critically acclaimed sell-out Adding Machine: A Musical, which was nominated for five OffWestEnd Awards including Best Director. Direction includes Parade and Urinetown (Mountview Academy at Pleasance Theatre), One Arm for which he won the 2016 OffWestEnd Award for Best Director (Southwark Playhouse), The Laramie Project (Curve, Leicester), Loserville (Gatehouse Theatre, Stafford), 
Les Misérables (Arts at Stowe) and Four Dogs and a Bone (London Festival Fringe). Associate Direction includes Red (Wyndham’s Theatre), Follies (National Theatre), Beautiful – The Carole King Musical (Aldwych Theatre) and My Night With Reg (Apollo Theatre). He was Resident Assistant Director at the Donmar Warehouse where he assisted on City of Angels and Privacy (both directed by Josie Rourke), Fathers and Sons (directed by Lyndsey Turner), My Night With Reg 
(directed by Robert Hastie) and Versailles (directed by Peter Gill). Other Assistant Direction includes Candide (Menier 
Chocolate Factory), Our House (National Tour), Sex With a Stranger (Trafalgar Studios) and Sixty-Six Books (Bush Theatre). He was a finalist for the 2012 JMK Award.

The Press on Homos or Everyone in America

★★★★ Four stars, The Arts Desk
★★★★ Four stars, Time Out
★★★★ Four stars, The Stage
★★★★ Four stars, ReviewsGate
★★★★ Four stars, Reviews Hub
★★★★ Four stars, The Spy In The Stalls

OffWestEnd Award Nomination for Male Performance in a Play - Harry McEntire

“A complex pattern of glee and profundity, Homos powerfully combines smart wit and smarting pain. It positively fizzes.” The Arts Desk

“Harry McEntire and Tyrone Huntley such a natural chemistry they basically glow.” Time Out

“A poignant, intimate portrait of modern gay life." The Stage

“Boys in the Band it ain’t - unexpected and not to be missed." Reviews Gate

“This is a play that everyone should see." Reviews Hub

“McEntire and Huntley as the two leads give incredible performances.” The Spy In The Stalls

“Meticulously crafted.” Exeunt Magazine

“Impressive, intense performances.” Attitude Magazine

“Realistically human.” WhatsOnStage

“Full-bodied composites of electrifying personality.” Exeunt Magazine

“Tyrone Huntley as The Academic registers precisely the character’s mix of sexual abandon and spiritual earnestness.” The Guardian

“Stylistically slick.” Everything Theatre

“Slick and intense.” Partially Obstructed View

The New York Press on Homos or Everyone in America

“A daringly frank, funny and affecting new play. Seavey’s portrait of young gay New Yorkers negotiating the sometimes thorny nature of love and intimacy has an arresting, even bruising honesty.” New York Times

“This fascinating and fearless new play brims with universally recognisable emotions.” TheatreMania

“A blisteringly fine and hilarious play with devastatingly pointed intelligence.” New York Magazine

The Press on Josh Seymour's Production of Adding Machine: A Musical at the Finborough Theatre

★★★★★ BritishTheatre.com

★★★★ The Guardian, Evening Standard, Time Out, WhatsOnStage, The Stage, Musical Theatre Review, Londontheatre1.com, Broadway World, Jewish Renaissance

Won the OffWestEnd Award for Best Set Designer for Frankie Bradshaw.

Nominated for four OffWestEnd Awards - Best Director, Best New Musical, Best Musical Production and Best Musical Director

“Every element of Josh Seymour’s stylish production adds up to a polished and sophisticated whole.” ★★★★ Time Out

“A first-rate British premiere.” New York Times

“One of the best productions you are likely to see all year.” ★★★★★ BritishTheatre.com

“Zestful comic savagery…perfectly captures the watery strangeness of the afterlife.” ★★★★ The Guardian

“Josh Seymour's dark, intense production is staged with chilling, thrilling precision.” ★★★★ The Stage

“Compelling… A clever production of a clever musical.” ★★★★ LondonTheatre1.com

“A wonderfully brave piece.” ★★★★ WhatsOnStage

7 August - 1 September 2018

Tickets and Times

Tuesday 7:30pm
Wednesday 7:30pm
Thursday 7:30pm
Friday 7:30pm
Saturday 3:00pm
Sunday 3:00pm

Approximately one hour forty-five minutes with no interval.