Local comedian Peter Bisuito is bringing his show “Vent & Chester” to the Center for Spiritual Living in Oakland Park, Nov. 27 – Dec. 11.
The play got its start four years ago as a promising television sitcom. Bisuito spent two years saving money to rent a professional television studio to film the pilot, which racked up more than 50,000 views in less than two months. Even though the show was voted fan favorite at the Palm Springs LGBT film festival, a high school friend who had become an executive with Amazon Studios told Bisuito the project was “too limited” for the streaming video service to pick it up.
Undeterred, Bisuito quickly remembered a quote from an Oprah Winfrey interview: “Sometimes failure is the universe guiding you in a different direction.” Taking Winfrey’s words to heart, Bisuito spent six months rewriting the script into a two-act play that received rave reviews at table readings.
Chester Bateman, played by Larry Buzzeo, is a newly out and recently divorced psychology professor who was dumped, defrauded and stripped of his life savings by his first boyfriend. Now, in need of a roommate, Chester invites Vent, an out and proud, free-spirited bartender played by Bisuito, to move into his home.
“In this youth-driven society, I have created a product that not only celebrates gay men, but middle-aged gay men. It’s been long overdue,” explained Bisuito in an announcement.
Tickets start at $25 at VentAndChester.com.
Light Up Your Holiday Season in South Broward
Galaxy Events and CircX are launching a new immersive holiday experience, “Ignite Your Light,” at C.B. Smith Park in Pembroke Pines beginning Nov. 26 and running through Dec. 2.
The park will be transformed into a fantastic playground, inviting guests to interact with art, performers and installations, intertwining the park’s natural beauty with the world’s most cutting-edge technology and live entertainment, according to organizers.
“Ignite Your Light is an incomparable experience, a surreal landscape, complete with video mapping, imaginative scenery, holographic projections and live performers. We are proud to provide something guests have never seen before. Not an easy feat in South Florida’s event-heavy landscape,” said Co-Producer Chad Everett.
Tickets start at $24.95 at IgniteCB.com.