Mike Jones’ Play August 12, 2007

Mike Jones’ Play

Reverend Ted Haggard‘s former male escort and friend-of-the-blog Mike Jones is appearing in a play. The Denver Post has an article all about it:

Mike Jones, the prostitute/drug liaison who brought down pastor Ted Haggard, is about to appear in his first stage play. And it’s for a theater company called Perfect Disgrace.

Insert your own joke here.

The play is called “Porridge,” and Jones, 50, will be playing a role inspired by – himself. Boulder playwright Brian Bauman, a 29-year-old gay man, sees Jones as a man who took a risk, uncovered a hypocrite, and was then abandoned by the gay community.

“I find Mike Jones to be heroic,” Bauman said. “And that is why I cast him in this play.”

Jones has parlayed his tryst into a book tour, lecture circuit and great media exposure, so he says he’s becoming better about taking shots from critics.

“I’m a public figure now, so people can say whatever they want,” he said. “But I think when people actually meet me and talk to me and find out where I am coming from, then usually they have a different perspective.”

He knows that public interest in him won’t last. So what’s next for him?

“I don’t know what direction my life is heading in, but I am certainly open to anything, and this (theater) gives me another outlet to vent my emotions,” he said. “There is a lot more to Mike Jones than the prostitute-slash-drug-dealer that people read.”



[tags]atheist, atheism, Mike Jones, Ted Haggard, The Denver Post, Perfect Disgrace, Porridge, Brian Bauman, gay[/tags]

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  • Richard Wade

    Mike Jones, the prostitute/drug liaison who brought down pastor Ted Haggard, is about to appear in his first stage play.

    “Drug liaison?” “Drug liaison?? ” We’re not calling those who buy and resell drugs “drug dealers” any more? Hell, why not euphemize it all the way to “recreational substance sales representative?”

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