The Blank Theatre Company presents the West Coast premiere of Jon Marans' The Temperamentals, featuring John Tartaglia, Erich Bergen, Patrick Scott Lewis and more as the final production of its 20th anniversary season.
The cast consists of Erich Bergen, BAFTA Award winner Dennis Christopher, Patrick Scott Lewis, Mark Shunock and Tony nominee John Tartaglia.
"In 1950s Los Angeles, tired of police harassment, back alley bars and living in fear, a few brave souls set out to change their world and claim their civil rights," according to press notes. "In a time when nothing could be spoken in the open, notorious communist Harry Hay and cultural icon Rudi Gernreich fell in love while building a movement. This is their story. 'Temperamental' was code for 'homosexual,' part of a secret survival language created by gay men in the pre-Stonewall United States."
Here's a sneak peek at the production:
Sneak Peek at L.A. Temperamentals With John Tartaglia, Erich Bergen and Patrick Scott Lewis