Thomas James O'Leary Will Star in Workshop of Hay Days, About Gay Activist Harry Hay

News   Thomas James O'Leary Will Star in Workshop of Hay Days, About Gay Activist Harry Hay
 
Thomas James O'Leary will star in Celebration Theatre's workshop of Hay Days, which concerns the life of Harry Hay, who organized America's first gay-rights group, the Mattachine Society, from his apartment in 1948 Silver Lake.

Thomas James O'Leary
Thomas James O'Leary

Billed as "an unseen picture of gay life before Stonewall and Harvey Milk," performances are scheduled for Tuesdays, July 12, 19 and 26 at 8 PM.

The play, created by Rob Rosiello and Jim Halloran, was written by Rosiello. Efrain Schunior directs.

This will be a minimalist production, "using a set and lighting plot, with the focus remaining on the script and a short, but intense, rehearsal process by the director and actors," according to Celebration. A post-show dialogue between the audience, creative team and Hay Estate will follow each performance.

Hay Days received a development scholarship from Primary Stages in New York that funded a staged reading and Harry Hay Symposium at the LGBT Center in the West Village.

For tickets, priced $15, visit www.celebrationtheatre.com.

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