April 24, 2014

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Casa Valentina at Samuel J. Friedman Theatre Casa Valentina
Samuel J. Friedman Theatre

Back in 1962, most men went to the Catskill Mountains to escape the summer heat, but others took the two-hour drive to escape something else entirely: being men. Nestled in the land of dirty dancing and borscht belt comedy sat an inconspicuous bungalow colony that catered to a very special clientele: heterosexual men whose favorite pastime was dressing and acting as women. It was paradise for these men — white-collar professionals with families — to spend their weekends discreetly and safely inhabiting their chosen female alter egos. But when they got the opportunity to share their secret lives with the world, these “self-made women” had to decide whether the freedom they would gain by emerging from hiding was worth the risk of personal ruin.

Synopsis:
In the resort-happy Catskills in the 1950s-'60s, Casa Valentina caters to an unusual clientele: heterosexual men whose favorite pastime is dressing and acting as women. But when faced with the opportunity to become an official organization, they must decide whether public recognition would help them gain a place in open society or spell personal disaster.

Show Dates:
Performances from 01 Apr 2014
Opening 23 Apr 2014
Closing 15 Jun 2014

Performance Schedule:

Week of April 21: Tuesday and Sunday @7pm
Wednesday @6:45pm (Opening Night)
Thursday - Saturday @8pm
Saturday and Sunday @2pm

Week of April 28: Tuesday @7pm
Wednesday - Saturday @8pm
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday @2pm

Beginning May 6: Tuesday and Wednesday @7pm
Thursday - Saturday @8pm
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday @2pm


Tickets:
Pricing: $67 - $125
Box Office: Telecharge: (212) 239-6200/(800) 432-7250
Group Sales info: Group Sales: Caryl Goldsmith, 212-889-4300

Show Run Time:
Two hours and 25 minutes, which includes a 15-minute intermission



Theatre Information:
Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
261 West 47th Street
New York, NY 10036
US
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Public Transportation:

Take the N,R,W to 49th St.
OR
Take the 1 to 50th St., walk South to 47th St. and West to the theatre
OR
Take the C,E to 50th St., walk South to 47th St. and East to the theatre


Parking:

Central Parking System
257 West 47th Street
New York, NY 10036
212-246-2371

Icon Parking Systems
235 West 48th Street
New York, NY 10036
212-245-9421


Show Advisory:
Mature

Genre:
Comedy/Drama

Production Credits:
Joe Mantello (Direction)
Scott Pask (Scenic Design)
Rita Ryack (Costume Design)
Justin Townsend (Lighting Design)
Fitz Patton (Original Music & Sound Design)

Other Credits:
Written by: Harvey Fierstein


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