Southern Baptist Sissies follows the journey of four gay boys in the Baptist Church. Storyteller Mark Lee Fuller tries to create a world of love and acceptance in the church and clubs of Dallas, Texas, while desperately trying to find a place to put his own pain and rage.
The world Mark creates also includes two older barflies, Peanut and Odette, whose banter takes the audience from hysterical laughter to tragedy and tears. With a theme of religion clashing with sexuality, the play opened to rave reviews in Los Angeles during its original run in 2000 and became the most awarded play of the year, winning the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding LA Theater Production, as well as multiple LA Weekly Theater Awards, Los Angeles Critics Awards, Ovation Awards, Backstage West Garland Awards and Robby Awards.
"Daring. Heroic. No-holds-barred hilarious." - L.A. Times
"Cathartic, comedic, awe-inspiring." - Daily Variety
"Brash, sensitive and compelling. An evening of engrossing and, at times, hilarious theatre."
- The Hollywood Reporter
"Distinctive and arresting. A funny and yet strangely moving treatment of goodhearted,
wacky Texans suffering through an intolerant world." - Chicago Tribune