Torch Song Trilogy

TORCH SONG TRILOGY

  • By Harvey Fierstein
  • Directed by Chris McCoy

MAY 31-JUN 10, 2018
THE ARTS ASYLUM
1000 E. 9th St., KANSAS CITY, MO 64106

THU, FRI & SAT 7:30PM
SUN 2:00pm

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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 1970s and 1980s, through Stonewall, the AIDS crisis, and other ground-breaking milestones for the LGBT 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, this 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."

Cast

  • Arnold - Philip blue owl Hooser
  • Ed - Derrick Freeman
  • Laurel - Jennifer Loumiet
  • Alan - Brent Custer
  • Ma - Elle DeShon
  • David - Alex Leondedis
  • Lady Blues - Shelby Bessette & Lynn McCutchen
  • Ensemble - Sam Hoffman