Reading of Richardson's Veritas, About Harvard Gay Witch Hunt, to Benefit Lambda Legal

News   Reading of Richardson's Veritas, About Harvard Gay Witch Hunt, to Benefit Lambda Legal
 
A reading of Stan Richardson's Veritas to benefit Lambda Legal will be presented May 25 at the LGBT Community Center in Manhattan.

Directed by Ryan J. Davis, the cast will feature Tate Ellington (The Philanthropist), Mitch Dean (Altar Boyz) and Matt Steiner (The Acting Company's Jane Eyre). Show time is 8 PM. The reading will include music by Rachel Peters adapted from the Harvard Song Book.

Inspired by true events, Veritas, according to press notes, is about "a group of young men at Harvard in 1920 whose promising futures fell prey to the Harvard Secret Court: a furtive gay witch-hunt conducted by the president and deans of the school to expurgate Harvard of all homosexuality."

The play will be fully produced as part of the 2010 New York International Fringe Festival in August.

Profits from the reading benefit Lambda Legal, the nation's oldest and largest legal organization working for the civil rights of lesbians, gay men and people with HIV/AIDS.

Playwright Stan Richardson is also the author of The Tale of the Good Whistleblower of Chaillot's Caucasian Mother and Her Other Children of a Lesser Marriage Chalk Circle (with composer Rachel Peters), The Children (with composer Hal Goldberg), wHormone and All the World’s Problems. LGBT Community Center (Room 301) is located at 208 West 13th Street, New York. Tickets are now on sale for $20-$50 by visiting www.brownpapertickets.com/event/111403. For more information go to www.veritastheplay.com.

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