Following tonight's staged reading of Lonely Planet, there will be a panel discussion about the topic of friendship, especially between gay men. The panelists will be:
Bryan Bell, president of Pride Lafayette, Inc., and editor-in-chief of the Pride Lafayette Quarterly publication. Pride Lafayette is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to promote the health, education and sense of community of GLBTI citizens of the Greater Lafayette area, and provide a supportive, welcoming venue for newcomers and those new to identifying their sexual orientation or gender identity.
John Metzinger, president of Citizens for Civil Rights and board secretary for Indiana Equality. Both organizations are working to expand and enhance civil rights for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender citizens in Indiana.
Along with the panel discussion, audience members are welcome to join in a question-and-answer session with the panelists, director, actors and stage manager. Both the discussion and the Q&A session will be moderated by Civic Theatre Managing Director Steve Koehler. The staged reading begins at 7 p.m., and takes place at the Monon Depot Theatre at the corner of 5th Street and North Street.