The One Night Delights series from the Newport Performing Arts Center will continue on Wednesday, June 12, with a performance of “Jeffrey” served up alongside German chocolate cake.

Written by playwright, novelist, screenwriter and essayist Paul Rudnick, “Jeffrey” is about a gay actor who is so terrified of catching AIDS that he swears off sex entirely. After making this pronouncement to family and friends, he meets the perfect man … who is HIV positive.

The New York Times proclaimed “Jeffrey” to be “Wildly funny ... Just the sort of play Oscar Wilde might have written had he lived in 1990s Manhattan.”

The reading is presented as part of the ongoing One Night Delights reader’s theater series, a fund-raiser for renovation of the David Ogden Stiers Theatre at the Newport Performing Arts Center.

The performance, directed by Stephan and presented by Porthole Players in collaboration with the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts, will start at 7 pm at 777 W Olive Street. The German chocolate cake is provided by JC Market Thriftway Bakery.

Tickets, $15 plus ticketing fees, are available by calling 541-265-ARTS, at the box office or online at www.coastarts.org.

The series continues on July 17 with a reading of “Game of Tiaras” by Don Zolidas, directed by Jody Hanna and sponsored by Coastal Act Productions.

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