FBLA Readers Get Special Rate to See “He Asked For It”

“He Asked For It” premiered last week to a sold-out crowd in WeHo at the Macha Theatre. They are offering our readers $10 off tickets this weekend.

And if that’s not enough, look at the eye-candy cast. Hubba hubba.

For tickets this weekend go here and put in the code “fishbowl” for the discount.



Award-Winning Controversial Play Takes Bold Look at Gay Relationships in the Internet Age

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June 1, 2009 (Los Angeles, CA) Critically acclaimed play “He Asked For It” will launch its second production on June 12th, 2009 at the MACHA Theatre. The award-winning story about the complexities of gay relationships in contemporary society will premiere in West Hollywood during Gay Pride Week.

“He Asked For It”, recognized by LA Weekly as “an AIDS play with a difference,” held its first production with a sold-out seven-week run in Hollywood in 2008. Play earned 7 top theatre award nominations, including the GLAAD Media Award nomination for “Outstanding Theatre”, and recipient of a 2009 Garland Award. The second production’s red carpet premiere will be held on June 12th, 2009. The play will run through July 19th, 2009.

Led by actors Joe Egender (THE HAMILTONS) and Andrew Keegan (7th Heaven, BROKEN HEARTS CLUB, 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU), “He Asked For It” tells the story of several gay men living and dating in Los Angeles. The play moves past the label of “living as a gay, HIV-positive man” by presenting the humanistic struggles that any single person can relate to: how to find love in a large, isolating city.

Writer Erik Patterson and director Neil Weiss strike a startling balance between comedy and tragedy as the characters struggle to get beyond the casual thrills of one-night stands and come to terms with the difficult sacrifices of true love. The play takes the audience on a dark ride through a world of Internet chat rooms, Hollywood back rooms and nightclub bathrooms. It exposes the complacency and recklessness that has resulted in a rise in HIV while striking a universal chord in its exploration of the search for love.

One of Frontiers Top Ten Plays of 2008, “He Asked For It” was praised by the magazine as a “timely and gripping portrait of gay relationships in the 21st century” that has “boundless potential as a watershed gay drama”, and singled out “a haunting lead performance by Joe Egender.”

Joining actors Joe Egender and Andrew Keegan in the cast are actors Sarah Foret (ABC’s Beautiful People), Brian Unger (The Daily Show), Carter MacIntyre (MyNetworkTV’s American Heiress), Jeremy Glazer (SAVE ME), and Kyle Jordan. The Macha Theater is located at 1107 N. Kings Road, in West Hollywood, CA.