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Pulitzer Finalist ‘Circle Jerk’ Debuts Hybrid In-Person & Livestreamed Production for Pride Month

Fake Friends debuts its hybrid in-person and livestreamed presentation of the 2021 Pulitzer Prize Finalist, Circle Jerk.  Declared a “Best of 2020” by Vulture, Pride Month performances begin June 9th, for a limited run through June 25th.  In-person performances taking place at The Connelly Theater (220 E 4th St, Manhattan) will be simultaneously livestreamed on Stellar.

Tickets for both are now on sale at

“A bonkers queer fable on privilege and cancel culture for the internet age.”

– Maya Phillips, The New York Times

Circle Jerk is written by Michael Breslin and Patrick Foley, who also executive produced and co-wrote the book for last years highly acclaimed, Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical, which raised a total of $2 million for The Actors Fund.  Here is how this production is described.

“It’s winter on Gaymen Island, a summer retreat for the homosexual rich and fame-ish. This off-season, two White Gay internet trolls hatch a plot to take back what’s wrongfully theirs. Cancellations, meme schemes, and political and erotical flip flops abound as three actors playing nine parts play out this chaotic live-streamed descent into the high-energy, quick-change, low-brow shitpit of the internet.”

“A sharp, satiric, fully physical farce saturated in the intoxicating wine of the very online.”

– Helen Shaw, Vulture

Circle Jerk is one of the first plays conceived for a hybrid in-person and online performance, creating unique experiences for each audience. In this new configuration, in-person audiences will experience the rollicking joy of fast-paced comedy and behind-the-screens antics, while streaming audiences can watch and rewatch the multi-camera spectacle from anywhere in the world. Performances of this “queer as hell, exuberantly louche, a little dribbly” (Vulture) comedy by “TikTok’s answer to Charles Ludlam” (The New Yorker) coincide with Pride Month.


Performances of Circle Jerk will take place June 8–25, 2022, at The Connelly Theater, located at 220 E 4th St in Manhattan, and online.

In-person tickets range from $39-$79.

Livestream tickets are available on a sliding scale from $5.99-$49.99.

Please visit for performance schedule and to purchase tickets.


Read our previous Pride Month 2022 posts

“PRIDE 2022 – Proud Out Loud”

“Celebrating Gilbert Baker, Creator of the Pride Flag”

“Glenn Burke, MLB’s First Openly Gay Player, Honored at LA Dodgers’ Pride Night”

“Podcast: Nick Adams & Hulu’s New Gay Rom-Com ‘Fire Island’”


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