The Dionysus Theatre's

270 West 36th Street, 2nd Floor
(at 8th Avenue)

New York City, N.Y.



"Chicken Delight is a cute, fizzy, little gay sex farce. It is naughty, occasionally even dirty, but never vulgar."

Martin Denton ,, 6-2005


"A fun, gay romp. The play is a revival of pioneer gay playwright and producer John Glines’ 1991 work. This production, directed by Dave McCracken, is suitably assured and fast paced."

G. Robinson, New York Blade, 12-2004

"The show features a studly cast. We whole-heartedly recommend this show for your viewing pleasure."

HX Magazine, 12/24/04

2005 Cast :

Gil Bar-Sela, Will Barrios,
Dale Church, Michael Eisenbrown,
Brett Brando and
Doug Spagnola

Written by Tony Award winning producer and playwright
John Glines
Chicken Delight
is about three gay couples and the pleasures of cheating.

The action takes place on a hot summer night on a terrace of a Tribeca loft, where the characters learn that the thrill of anticipation inevitably outdistances the fulfillment of desire.

Who's cheating who?

The boys are waiting...


"A romp! I loved it" Hilton Als, VILLAGE VOICE, New York

"Great fun! Clever and ingenious. Lovers of comedy will miss it at their own risk."

Stewart Benedict, MICHAEL'S THING.
New York
PRESS pictures

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"A most gay evening of light theatre. Very funny indeed. A hysterical scene takes place involving who's doing what for and/or did what to and with whom. This is a riot! "

John Hoglund, PRIVATE LIVES, New York

"Quick, fancy fun. A spoofy take on infidelity and gay dating habits with a minimum of gay in-jokes, an absence of mean-spirited clichés, and a purseful of good gags."

Robert L. Peria, NEW TIMES, Phoenix

Gil Bar-Sela
Will Barrios
Dale Church
Michael Eisenbrown
Brett Brando
Doug Spagnola

Playwright JOHN GLINES won the Tony and Drama Desk Awards in 1983 as producer of Torch Song Trilogy, won the Drama Desk Award and a Tony nomination in 1985 as producer of As Is, and won the Drama Desk Award in 1994 for Whoop-Dee-Doo! When accepting his Tony for Torch Song, he was the first person ever to acknowledge his same-sex lover on a major awards show. As artistic director and co-founder of The Glines, the country's oldest producer of gay theatre, he has been a major force in the acceptance of the gay experience as valid material of creative expression. As a writer, John has worked extensively in children's television, including seven years on Captain Kangaroo and four years on Sesame Street, for which he was twice nominated for an Emmy Award. His play In The Desert Of My Soul was anthologized in "Best Short Plays Of 1976", and his musical Gulp! was the longest running Off-Off Broadway production of 1977. His latest plays, originally produced by The Glines, are On Tina Tuna Walk, In Her Own Words, Men Of Manhattan, Chicken Delight, Body And Soul, Murder In Disguise, Key West, Heavenly Days and How Now, Voyager. His last play, Butterflies And Tigers, is based on true stories of the Chinese people during the Cultural Revolution, 1966-76. Concurrently with his theatre work, John was a founding trustee of BROADWAY CARES, which grew out of STAMP OUT AIDS, the non-profit organization he began in 1985 as a result of his work on As Is. John has been honored by numerous organizations, including the New York Pride Agenda (Artistic Vision Award), the Allied Gay and Lesbian Association of Los Angeles and the Off Off Broadway Review (Lifetime Achievement Award); and in June of 2000, he was honored by the Borough President of Brooklyn and the Attorney General of New York State for "enriching the quality of life for all." John was born and raised in California, is a graduate of Yale with a BA in Drama and lives in Bangkok, Thailand.



Producer/Director DAVE McCRACKEN is the President of DJM Productions, Inc. and is proud to be a member of The Glines.

Dave has directed many New York productions including DJM Productions' Body and Soul, Chicken Delight (2004), I Owe You My Life, Third and Oak: The Laundromat by Pulitzer Prize winner Marsha Norman, a hit revival of John Patick's The Curious Savage, and produced a revival of Mass Appeal in New York City where playwright Bill C. Davis wrote new text just for DJM's production under the direction of Karen Case Cook.

Click to see pictures
from the 2005 production.
Click to see pictures
from the 2004 production.


night at:

August 6, 2005


night at:

The Eagle Bar, New York City


XL, New York City

July, 2005


"Theatrical twinks from the bedroom farce CHICKEN DELIGHT come to roost at XL tonight. If you like your three-piece lean and spicy with a warm side of sex-appeal, you'll want to catch these cuties while you can."
HX Magazine, 7/15/2005


We've enjoyed seeing the cast of gay "bedroom" farce CHICKEN DELIGHT at various bars lately, including XL and View Bar. ...
Juicy! But what would old Frank Perdue, RIP, think? We're sure he was looking down fondly from above.

HX Magazine, 8/5/2005

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