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Upcounty Theatre’s Production of Next Fall Provokes Questions About Faith, Homosexuality, and Love



At first brush, a love story that takes place in a hospital waiting room, after one of the lovers suffers a horrible accident may not sound like comedy, but playwright Geoffrey Naufft’s Next Fall has some very funny moments. It also poses some difficult and thought-provoking questions.

Upcounty Theatre, a Germantown- based community theater company, will present Next Fall for the next two weekends, August 14 and 15, and August 21 and 22 at the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown.

The 2010 Tony-Award nominated play revolves the relationship of gay atheist Adam — played by Jason DeMarchi — and Luke — a struggling actor and a devout Christian — played by David Weiner. After Luke is involved in a critical accident, family and friends descend upon the couple, and longtime differences collide, forcing opposin