by Harvey Fierstein
October 23 - November 8, 2015
Nestled in the Catskills—1962's land of dirty dancing and Borscht Belt comedy—an inconspicuous bungalow colony catered to a very special clientele: heterosexual men who delighted in dressing and acting as women. These white-collar professionals would discreetly escape their families to spend their weekends safely inhabiting their chosen female alter-egos. But given the opportunity to share their secret lives with the world, the members of this sorority had to decide whether the freedom gained by openness was worth the risk of personal ruin. Based on real events and infused with Fierstein's trademark wit, this moving, insightful, and delightfully entertaining work offers a glimpse into the lives of a group of "self-made women" as they search for acceptance and happiness in their very own Garden of Eden.
Photography by Susannah Smitherman
Cast Jonathan/Miranda Michael Blair Rita Gillen Brey Albert/Bessie Brian Scott George/Valentina Glenn Heath Isadore/Charlotte Rob Kastil Michael/Gloria Michael Sullivan Theodore/Terry E. Wayne Worley The Judge/Amy Troy Tinker Eleanor Kim Glover Production Staff Director Walter Niejadlik Stage Manager Ellen Radcliff Set Design Ron Lindblom Lighting Design Ginny Adams Costume Design Kim Glover