Kramer, Rudnick, Davis and Marans Discuss The Temperamentals Aug. 3

News   Kramer, Rudnick, Davis and Marans Discuss The Temperamentals Aug. 3 Gay rights activist and playwright Larry Kramer will be joined by playwrights Paul Rudnick and Bill C. Davis following a performance of The Temperamentals Off-Broadway at the TBG Theater Aug. 3.
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Following the 8 PM performance director Jonathan Silverstein will moderate a discussion between Temperamentals playwright Jon Marans, Kramer (The Normal Heart, The Destiny of Me), Davis (Mass Appeal, Avow) and Rudnick (Jeffrey, The New Century). Marans' work tells the story of "the communist Harry Hay and the young Viennese refugee and designer Rudi Gernreich, weaving together the personal and the political to tell a relatively unknown chapter in gay history. It explores the deepening love between two complex men, while they build the first gay rights organization in the United States pre-Stonewall. . . . The characters consist of the actual men who founded the Mattachine Society, as well as prominent figures of the time such as Frank Tavener of the House Un-American Committee and the director Vincente Minnelli."

Silverstein directs a cast including "Ugly Betty" star Michael Urie, Tom Beckett, Thomas Jay Ryan, Matthew Schneck and Sam Breslin Wright.

The production features set and costume design by Clint Ramos, lighting design by Josh Bradford and sound design by Daniel Kluger. Classical composer and vocal coach Aaron Dai is the musical consultant.

The TBG Theater is located in Manhattan at 312 West 36 Street, 3rd Floor. Tickets, priced $50, are available through www.smarttix.com or (212) 868-4444.

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