freeFall’s Perfect Arrangement

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Due to popular demand, freeFall Theatre Company is extending Perfect Arrangement through March 3. This new play by Atlanta playwright and screenwriter Topher Payne is the story of two couples that come up with a clever plan to stay one step ahead of the Lavender Scare in 1950’s Washington, DC.

Michael David* (Bob Martindale). Photo by Thee Photo Ninja

Perfect Arrangement stars Megan Therese Rippey (freeFall’s Marie Antoinette), Rob Glauz (freeFall’s The Glass Menagerie), Michael David (freeFall’s The Glass Menagerie) and Jessie Taylor (freeFall debut) as Norma, Jim, Bob and Millie. They are joined by Broadway veteran Patrick Ryan Sullivan, Donna DeLonay and Nichole Hamilton. Perfect Arrangement is directed by freeFall Artistic Director Eric Davis.

Michael David* (Bob Martindale), Nichole Hamilton* (Barbara Grant), Megan Therese Rippey* (Norma Baxter), Jessie Taylor* (Millie Martindale). Photo by Thee Photo Ninja

It’s 1950, and new colors are being added to the Red Scare. Two U.S. State Department employees, Bob and Norma, have been tasked with identifying sexual deviants within their ranks. There’s just one problem: Both Bob and Norma are gay, and have married each other’s partners as a carefully constructed cover. Inspired by the true story of the earliest stirrings of the American gay rights movement, classic sitcom-style laughs give way to provocative drama as two “All-American” couples are forced to stare down the closet door.

Jessie Taylor* (Millie Martindale) & Megan Therese Rippey (Norma Baxter). Photo by Thee Photo Ninja

Performance Information: January 26 – March 3, every Wednesday through Sunday


Enrichment Opportunities: – Talkbacks after every Friday night performance (except January 25) – freeFall Foreword talks with dramaturg Timothy Saunders on February 10 & 17


Presenting Sponsors: Mike Miller & Robert Jenkins Kate Tiedemann & Ellen Cotton Bill Ward


To purchase tickets, visit freefalltheatre.com or call the box office at 727-498-5205.


Matthew McGee
Outreach/Marketing Director
freeFall Theatre Company
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Written by Robin Gow

Robin Gow is an English Major at Ursinus College with minors in Creative Writing and Spanish. He’s an out bisexual trans man and also works as his campus LGBT+ resource coordinator. In his spare time he also runs his own poetry blog.

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