The Nance
by Douglas Carter Beane
October 21 - November 6, 2016
 

In the 1930s, burlesque impresarios welcomed the hilarious comics and musical parodies of vaudeville to their decidedly lowbrow niche. A headliner called “the nance” – usually played by a straight man – was a stereotypically camp homosexual and master of comic double entendre. THE NANCE recreates the naughty, raucous world of burlesque’s heyday and tells the backstage story of Chauncey Miles and his fellow performers. At a time when it was easy to play gay and dangerous to be gay, Chauncey’s uproarious antics on the stage stand out in marked contrast to his offstage life.

Warning – this play contains adult language and situations.

UNDER 18 NOT ADMITTED

Photo Credit KM2 Creative

Cast

Chauncey Miles

David Morey

Ned

Joseph BenShimon

Efram

Marty Weaver

Sylvie

Gabriella Giocomo

Carmen

Ashley Rapuano

Joan

Anita Bean

Rose

Amanda Ward

Charlie

Rocky Rowley

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Production Staff

Director

David Ament

Musical Director

James Mares

Choreographer

Rommel Pacson

Assistant Director

Alexander Sund

Stage Manager

Ernest Medina

Set Design

Ron Lindblom

Lighting Design

Ginny Adams

Costume Design

Rose Scarborough

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