SHOW # 4 February 2018
BEFORE STONEWALL (1967), there was Lanford Wilson who was working as a concierge at The Edison Hotel writing, his first piece was THE MADNESS OF LADY BRIGHT
BEFORE LANFORD WILSON, there was a courageous man, George who stepped on a boat, sailed to Copenhagen and through therapy, surgeries, and determination became the first successful male to female transformation.
THE MADNESS OF LADY BRIGHT by Lanford Wilson
the madness of lady bright traces the mental breakdown of Lesley Bright, an aging homosexual whose past returns to haunt him with the emptiness of the choices he made.
Gary Norman stars in this short play by Lanford Wilson, among the earliest of the gay theatre movement. It was first performed at Joe Cino's Caffe Cino in May 1964 and went on to tour internationally, appearing in revivals to the present day. It has been cited as the first off-Broadway production to receive mainstream critical attention.
And, the second half of the evening....
World Premiere production about the real story of how George Jorgensen in 1947 became Christine Jorgensen, who was the first person to become widely known in the United States for having sex reassignment surgery and became the spokesperson for transgender people everywhere. This show traces the time period from 1947 until 1954.
Which New Works of Playwriting states, " The play is thoroughly enjoyable...I want to know more about Jorgensen and what she went through, especially anything that could be related to 2017 transgender issues. Plays like this can help open awareness and bring the human condition to a place of empathy, compassion, and understanding, or at the very least, to tolerance. It must be horrific to feel like a woman and be in the body of a man. I applaud you for writing this beautifully sensitive script."
(for both plays - Madness of Lady Bright begins the evening at 7:30; there will be a 10 minute intermission then TRANS-formation will conclude the evening)
Thursday February 1st - 7:30pm -Opening Night - reception follows
Friday February 2nd - 7:30pm
Saturday February 3rd - 7:30pm
Thursday February 8th - 7:30pm
Friday February 9th - 7:30pm
Saturday February 10th - 7:30pm
Sunday February 11th - 2pm
Thursday February 15th - 7:30pm
Friday February 16th - 7:0pm
Saturday February 17th - 7:30pm
Sunday February 18th - 2pm
Thursday February 22nd - 7:30pm
Friday February 23rd - 7:30pm
Saturday February 24th - 7:30pm