CLICK HERE for the SOME MEN review by Mike Fischer in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Performances continue May 6, 7, 13 & 14 at 8:00pm.
We are thrilled to present this Wisconsin Premiere by four-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally,
Tt's Artistic Director Mark E. Schuster will direct.
SOME MEN is McNally at his best. Alternately hilarious, painful, and sexy, it presents a kaleidoscope of gay characters set within some of the events that bent the arc of gay history in America. Our cast of 9 will play over four dozen characters whose stories parallel, and whose histories are linked.
WE HAD SO MUCH FUN OPENING NIGHT that another Reception complete with complimentary 'wedding cake' and champagne toast follows the May 6th performance!
Tickets are $20.00. Students w/ ID $15.00 at the door.
Performances are at Soulstice Theatre, 3770 S. Pennsylvania Ave in St. Francis just a few blocks southwest of Bay View.
SOME MEN is the second McNally play to be staged at Theatrical Tendencies in its six seasons, following their critically acclaimed production of CORPUS CHRISTI in 2011.
Tt strives to present “INclusive theatre with a passion for OUTstanding storytelling”.
About the show:
"At once a collage and a celebration, with equal parts heart and wit, the play chronicles the development of gay rights — and in particular, gay male relationships — since the early 20th century."
“SOME MEN proves to be as thought-provoking as it is entertaining.”
Alternately hilarious, painful, and sexy, SOME MEN presents a kaleidoscope of characters set within some of the events that bent the arc of gay history in America. Scenes are set in 1969 during the Stonewall riots, in St. Vincent's hospital at the height of the AIDS crisis, on a beach in the Hamptons in the 1920s and again 70 years later, in an AOL chat room, in a bath house and many other locations which provide the texture to our lives. The play begins and ends with a contemporary gay wedding, relating interconnecting stories of generations of men. When taken together, they constitute a salute to the 20th-Century gay men who survived “the years of secrecy and oppression” to reach the astonishing point where gays can now joke nervously about marriage just like everyone else.
Terrence McNally is the award-winning author of Corpus Christi; Deuce; Master Class; The Ritz; Love! Valour! Compassion! and Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune. He also penned the librettos for the musicals The Full Monty; Ragtime; A Man of No Importance and Kiss of the Spider Woman.
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