TORCH SONG TRILOGY
On May 9, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. Evenings@7 will present a staged reading of Harvey Fierstein’s Tony-winning play about love, family and drag performance in the late 1970s New York, TORCH SONG TRILOGY.
Date: Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Silk Room @ Cheney Hall, 177 Hartford Rd, Manchester
Cost: Free, although donations to support this type of work are gladly accepted
TORCH SONG TRILOGY, which is three one-act plays combined, tells the funny, yet touching story of Arnold Beckoff, a torch singer in drag who longs for a husband and family. From Arnold’s hilarious steps toward domestic bliss with a reluctant lover, to his first truly promising love affair with a young model, Arnold’s greatest challenge is his complicated relationship with his mother.
Opening on Broadway in 1982, where it played 1,222 performances, TORCH SONG TRILOGY won the Tony Award and Drama Desk Award in 1983 as Best Play and a Best Actor Award for Harvey Fierstein. It later was made into a movie with Mr. Fierstein, Anne Bancroft and Matthew Broderick. TORCH SONG TRILOGY returns Off Broadway this fall.
Making his LTM debut, Johnny Revicki (Manchester) produces, directs, and plays the role of Arnold. “TORCH SONG TRILOGY first touched my heart while watching the film in my youth. The story remains so current, so poignant, so perfectly lovable and flawed; I couldn’t resist.”
“It’s a play about people searching for self-respect. We all want to be respected for who we are. We all want to love ourselves and to be loved. And while it is a comic love story, it is also about characters who are flawed, characters who are real. We all love a good love story, but it’s a believable love story, not just a fantasy.”
The rest of the cast includes:
Ed: Shawn Procuniar (New London)
Narrator: Jill Dvorsky (New London)
Alan: Michael McKiernan (Colchester)
Laurel: Iesha Moore Rose (Middletown)
David: Zach Cote (Bristol)
Mrs. Beckoff: Barbara Gallow Liskow (Newington)
This is a FREE event and no reservations are required!
For more information regarding TORCH SONG TRILOGY or the Evenings@7 series, call the Box Office at 860-647-9824.
Evenings@7 offers FREE presentations of intimate script-in-hand play readings. Open to the public, these ONE-NIGHT ONLY performances are part of Little Theatre’s mission to develop art and artists. This series, featuring both established plays and musicals and new works, enables local talent to grow in their craft by performing for live audiences in a casual atmosphere with minimal production elements. The 2017 season features DUCK HUNTER SHOOTS ANGEL by Mitch Albom and produced by Linda Ferreira on September 12; DRACULA by Hamilton Deane and John Balderston, from the Novel by Bram Stoker, and produced by Mitch Hess on October 10; and FINAL ARRANGEMENTS written and produced by Scott Kegler on November 14.