by Douglas Carter Beane
A provocative protest romantic comedy set against a backdrop of burlesque. A headliner called "the nance" was a stereotypically camp homosexual and master of comic double entendre. At a time when it is easy to play gay and dangerous to be gay, Chauncey's (Jason Cooper) uproarious antics on the Irving Place Theatre stage with owner Efram (Jeff Ketterman) stand out in marked contrast to his offstage life where his dalliance with certain young man named Ned (Bryce Weibe) could put an end to all he holds dear. Full of humor and pathos set against this naughty and raucous world full of strippers: Sylvie (Anna Meade) a wise cracking Communist; Carmen (Mandi Hutchins) a not so south of the border vixen and Joan (Amanda Kyle Lahti) a sweet as pie vamp. is a tragic tale at the intersection of sexuality, self-image and identity.
Performances: March 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18 @ 7:30 p; 12 & 19 @ 5:30 p; & 18 @ 2:00 p
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