From A Time to Kill to Casa Valentina, A Look at the 2013-14 Season: The Plays

By Playbill Staff
11 Apr 2014

 Show: Casa Valentina
Theatre: Samuel J. Friedman Theatre

Preview: April 1
Opening: April 23
Closing: June 15 

Creators: Written by Harvey Fierstein. Directed by Joe Mantello.
Original Principal Cast: Reed Birney as Charlotte, John Cullum as Terry, Gabriel Ebert as Jonathan/Miranda, Lisa Emory as Eleanor, Tom McGowan as Bessie, Patrick Page as George/Valentina, Larry Pine as The Judge/Amy and Nick Westrate as Gloria..
Synopsis: According to producers, "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," press notes state. "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 faced with the opportunity to become an official organization, these 'self-made women' had to decide whether public recognition would help them gain a place in open society or spell their own personal disaster."

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