This theater company in Ocean Grove is holding a series of workshops on the history of LGBT theater.
WHERE: Coastal Artists Production, 66 South Main Street, Ocean Grove
TICKETS: $10/$7 for Students and Senior Citizens
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2014 marks the 50th anniversary of Lanford Wilson’s groundbreaking Off-Off Broadway Café Cino poetic drama for the stage, The Madness of Lady Bright. Set in 1964 in New York City, the play traces the mental breakdown of Lesley Bright, an aging homosexual whose past returns to haunt him due to the emptiness of the choices he has made. According to one of the original Café Cino playwrights Robert Patrick, “when the play was first done they could have gotten jail sentences for the writer and for the man who gave the writer his floor, Joe Cino.”
In The Heterosexuals by Robert Patrick, Bud, a gay pacifist and candle maker, is forced by financial circumstances to move in with his sister and brother in law. His sister is a cosmetics dealer and her husband a retired bombardier. Bud says that it is the first time in thirty years he has been alone with only heterosexuals. It is 1990 and when Desert Shield and Desert Storm occur it threatens to tear the very fiber of their beings.
Legendary Café Cino playwright Robert Patrick’s (Haunted Host & Kennedy’s Children) The Heterosexuals is an engaging comedy that explores families from two vastly different set of beliefs. It’s ultimately about what brings families together and tears them apart.