(Michael Feingold’s article appeared in the Village Voice, 11/16.)

Sometimes, it all seems to be merely a matter of word choice. Standing on Ceremony (Minetta Lane Theatre), a bill of nine short plays about same-sex marriage, opens with a piece by Jordan Harrison that shows a male couple struggling to reword the traditional wedding ceremony, and closes with one, by Jose Rivera, in which a male couple, at the altar, exchanges vows so hyperbolically poetic that they might be uniting on some other planet in a sci-fi future. We're in a new world: Finding new words to match it will be tricky for a while.


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