Casa Valentina

Samuel J. Friedman Theatre

Previews Began: April 1, 2014

Opening Night: April 23, 2014

Closing Night: June 29, 2014

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Playwright: Harvey Fierstein

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.

CAST

Reed Birney                                                   Charlotte
John Cullum                                                         Terry
Gabriel Ebert                                  Jonathon/Miranda
Lisa Emery                                                        Eleanor
Tom McGowan                                                   Bessie
Patrick Page                                    George/Valentina
Larry Pine                                           The Judge/Amy
Nick Westrate                                                     Gloria
Mare Winningham                                                 Rita

Understudies: Nick Bailey (Jonathon/Miranda, Gloria), Peter Bradbury (George/Valentina, Charlotte), Judith Lightfoot Clarke (Rita, Eleanor), Jack Davidson (Terry, The Judge/Amy), John Treacy Egan (Bessie)

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