WHEN: Mar 23 – Apr 7, Sunday Matinee, March 25 & April 1 at 2:00 PM; Special performance, Thursday, April 5 (Talk-back on March 30 and April 5)
WHERE: Edison Valley Playhouse, 2191 Oak Tree Rd., Edison
TICKETS: $22 for Adults, $17 for Seniors/Students
For directions and tickets, call: 732.755.4654
Or visit the website: http://evplayhouse.com
In the early 1950’s “Temperamental” was code for “homosexual.” It was part of a created language of secret words that gay men used to communicate.
The play tells the story of two men—Harry Hay and Viennese refugee Rudi Gernreich—as they fall in love while building The Mattachine Society, the first gay rights organization in pre-Stonewall United States. The play is an important history of the gay community, and in this era where fighting for gay rights being so much in the public awareness, it is important to give some insight into the early days of Gay Pride.
Nominated in 2010 for Best Play by both the Lucille Lortel and Outer Critics Circle.
The talented cast includes James Morgan of New Brunswick as Harry Hay, Dustin Ballard of Cranford as Rudi Gernreich, Gus Ibranyi of Bloomfield as Bob Hull, Michael Lasry of Montclair as Chuck Roland, and Eddie Capuano of Jersey City as Dale Jennings.