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Mining 1960s television for camp is in no way a difficult task. Think of the possibilities: a drag version of Bewitched, with the most splendid version of Endora ever; a Green Acres reboot where you take a fashionable, urban gay couple and move 'em out to the sticks; a Brady Bunch knockoff with seemingly endless permutations of hilarious gender-bending mishaps. It’s a fertile field of slapstick possibilities. In this case, Uptown Players’ Jamie Morris will harvest Gilligan’s Island for a send-up performed in Station 4’s Rose Room (3911 Cedar Springs Road), beginning 8 p.m. Friday and running through March 15. Gilligan’s Fire Island recasts Gilligan as a twink hoping to have a gay old time on his upcoming island vacation — only to be knocked overboard on the journey. He washes up on another island, inhabited by a zany assortment of over-the-top castaways, and gets way more than the three-hour tour he bargained for. Tickets are $22 at uptownplayers.org.
Fri., Feb. 13, 8 p.m.; Sat., Feb. 14, 8 p.m.; Fri., Feb. 20, 8 p.m.; Fri., Feb. 27, 8 p.m.; Sat., Feb. 28, 8 p.m.; Sun., March 1, 8 p.m.; Fri., March 6, 8 p.m.; Sat., March 7, 8 p.m.; Sun., March 8, 8 p.m.; Sat., March 14, 8 p.m.; Sun., March 15, 8 p.m., 2015

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