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November 3 – 13 – TOSOS Solo Shows: Lavender Songs and Rebel Boy Fireworks

screenshot-2016-10-26-21-37-09Lavender Songs; A Queer Cabaret in Weimar Berlin

Written and Performed by Jeremy Lawrence

Directed by Jason Jacobs

In Lavender Songs; A Queer Cabaret In Weimar Berlin, “Tante Fritzy,” a famous cabaret artiste, of Berlin Weimar Cabaret, takes the audience on a wild and racy ride through her gender-bender world, singing her favorite songs of the day.

The show is based on an evening created by Alan Lareau for the U.S. Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C. in conjunction with the exhibition Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals 1933-1945.

“The real sophisticated thing…What at first seems sophomorically, iconoclastic-childishly perverse – becomes devastating and convincingly Kabarett.” – Backstage

“A witty, proud, and political evening.” – Q On Stage

When: 

  • Thursday, November 3rd @ 9:00 pm
  • Friday, November 4th @ 7:00 pm
  • Saturday, November 5th @ 9:00 pm
  • Thursday, November 10th @ 7:00 pm
  • Friday, November 11th @ 9:00 pm
  • Saturday, November 12th @ 7:00 pm
  • Sunday, November 13th @ 5:00 pm

Where: The Play Room Theatre – 151 W 46th Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY
Nearest subway: A/C/E/N/R/Q/1/2/3/7 to 42nd street

Tickets: $20 in advance / $25 at the door

Buy tickets online or by phone at 1-800-838-3006

and…

rebelboyfireworksRebel Boy Fireworks

Written and Performed by Byron Loyd

Directed by Mark Finley

With the Stonewall Riots of 1969, the invisible community of gays and lesbians fiercely took on greater visibility in America. But gays and lesbians have always been part of the nations social fabric often hiding in plain sight. Rebel Boy Fireworks flashes back to 1966 and disproves any notion that those pre-Stonewall days were a simpler time.

Meet Dennis Earl Massey. He’s the sole contributor to THE BUSY BEE, society column in the Elsinora Tennessee paper. He directs, produces and even costumes all the local musical productions. He’s an event planner and photojournalist. But most importantly, he’s always at the right place at the right time to witness all the dishy doings around town.

When: 

  • Thursday, November 3rd @ 7:00 pm
  • Friday, November 4th @ 9:00 pm
  • Saturday, November 5th @ 7:00 pm
  • Sunday, November 6th @ 5:00 pm
  • Thursday, November 10th @ 9:00 pm
  • Friday, November 11th @ 7:00 pm
  • Saturday, November 12th @ 9:00 pm
  • Sunday, November 13th @ 3:00 pm

Where: The Play Room Theatre – 151 W 46th Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY
Nearest subway: A/C/E/N/R/Q/1/2/3/7 to 42nd street

Tickets: $20 in advance / $25 at the door

Buy tickets online or by phone at 1-800-838-3006

also playing…

November 15-19 – Brian Merriman’s Eirebrushed

eirebrushedcastlockupWritten and directed by Brian Merriman

Featuring Maria Blaney, Flo McSweeney, John Kelly and Stephen Gorman.

“Can a flawed person be a hero?”

In the week the US will elect a new President, Eirebrushed is a timely reflection on the principles of democratic inclusiveness, equal opportunity and the reality of republican ideals, by those inspired to combat oppression and exclusion in 1916.

The four revolutionaries return 100 years after the 1916 rising to tell the hidden stories of the lives of some of the heroes who would not ‘fit’ the vision of the new ‘Republic of equals’ that was promised in the glorious revolution.

Full of humour, pathos and actual testimony, Eirebrushed seeks to challenge the conventional Irish Republican stereotype to set out the contribution of lesbian and gay people at a time of struggle to overcome oppression in Ireland. The play records their words used in inspirational poetry and speeches as they struggled to create a society where, as the Proclamation promised “no minority would be subject to the will of the majority.”

When: November 15-19, 2016 at 7PM

Where: Downtown Art – 70 East 4th Street, New York, NY

( Nearest Subway – F to 2nd Avenue, 6 to Astor Place)

 

Tickets: $25 general admission / $12 for students and seniors

Early bird discount! $19.16 tickets with the code REBEL used at checkout (for tickets purchased before 11/9)

Advance tickets available through Brown Paper Tickets here.

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