Play about closeted gay government workers extended in St. Petersburg

freeFall's 'Perfect Arrangement' has showings through Mar. 3.

click to enlarge freeFall's current show, 'Perfect Arrangement,' is based on a true story about the Lavender Scare. - Thee Photo Ninja
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freeFall's current show, 'Perfect Arrangement,' is based on a true story about the Lavender Scare.

Perfect Arrangement, a new play by Atlanta playwright and screenwriter Topher Payne, depicts two couples who devise a clever plan to stay one step ahead of the Lavender Scare in 1950s Washington, D.C. When two U.S. State Department employees — who happen to be gay — get tasked with identifying sexual deviants within their ranks, they find a creative solution to covering their own orientation. How? Marry each other’s partners. Inspired by a true story.

Perfect Arrangement | freeFall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg | Extended through Mar. 3 | $25-$52 | 727-498-5205 |

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