"Torch Song" Screening to Feature Q&A with Tony Winner Fierstein

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The Ridgefield Playhouse Film Society will present a screening of "Torch Song Trilogy" May 13 at the Ridgefield Playhouse in Connecticut.

The 7:30 PM screening will be followed by a question-and-answer session with Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein. Fierstein penned and starred in the film, which was based on his award-winning play of the same name. Morton Dean will host the evening.

In the "Torch Song Trilogy" film, Feirstein plays Arnold, a female impersonator and nightclub singer who must learn to deal not only with his unaccepting mother (played by Anne Bancroft) but also with the three loves of his life: his first lover Ed (Brian Kerwin); Alan (Matthew Broderick), the lover he lost; and David (Eddie Castrodad), the boy he wants to adopt.

The original Broadway run of the ambitious three-act Torch Song Trilogy co-starred Estelle Getty and Fisher Stevens.

Harvey Fierstein won two 1983 Tony Awards — Best Actor in a Play and Best Play — for his groundbreaking opus Torch Song Trilogy. He also won a Best Book of a Musical Tony in 1984 for Jerry Herman’s La Cage aux Folles, and a Best Actor in a Musical Tony for Hairspray. Fierstein’s other plays include Safe Sex, Spookhouse and Forget Him. His film credits include “Independence Day,” “Mrs. Doubtfire,” “Bullets Over Broadway,” “The Times of Harvey Milk” and “Torch Song Trilogy.” He wrote and starred in HBO’s “Tidy Endings,” which brought him an ACE Award. Fierstein also published the children’s book “The Sissy Duckling."

The Ridgefield Playhouse is located at 80 East Ridge Road in Ridgefield, CT. Tickets, priced $15 (adults), $10 (seniors) and $7.50 (students), are available by calling 203 (438)-5795.

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