TORCH SONG TRILOGY by Harvey Fierstein

July 10, 2016 at 2:00pm and July 11, 2016 at 7:30pm
Winner! 1983 Tony Award for Best Play

Torch Song Trilogy is constructed of three moving plays told over three acts: International Stud,Fugue in a Nursery, and Widows and Children First! The life of Arnold Beckoff, a torch song-singing, Jewish, drag queen living in New York City is dramatized over the span of the late 1970 and 1980s, through Stonewall, and the AIDS crises, and other ground-breaking milestones for the LTGB community. Told with a likable, human voice, Arnold struggles through love, disease, and the challenges of child-rearing.In the tradition of The Normal Heart and The Pride and one of the pre-cursors for the seminal Angels in America, the award-winning and popular work broke new ground in the theatre: “At the height of the post-Stonewall clone era, Harvey challenged both gay and straight audiences to champion an effeminate gay man’s longings for love and family.”

REVIEWS

“A very funny, poignant and unabashedly entertaining work that, so help me, is something for the whole family…the zappiest evening of theatre you could ask for.” – Newsweek

“Under the tragedy, the play is gorgeously funny.” – New York Post

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