by Fierstein, Harvey

  • DPS Grape

Genre: Drama

Cast 7 male 2 female

Length Full

Set Flexible

Licence UK and Ireland

ISBN 9780822232469

Now available for Licensing in the UK!!

Nestled in the Catskills—1962’s land of dirty dancing and Borscht Belt comedy—an inconspicuous bungalow colony catered to a very special clientele: heterosexual men who delighted in dressing and acting as women. These white-collar professionals would discreetly escape their families to spend their weekends safely inhabiting their chosen female alter-egos. But given the opportunity to share their secret lives with the world, the members of this sorority had to decide whether the freedom gained by openness was worth the risk of personal ruin. Based on real events and infused with Fierstein’s trademark wit, this moving, insightful, and delightfully entertaining work offers a glimpse into the lives of a group of “self-made women” as they search for acceptance and happiness in their very own Garden of Eden.

“Poignant and deeply compassionate” - The Stage

“...a smart, superbly funny take on queer politics” - Time Out, London

“Never underestimate Harvey Fierstein’s gift for revealing new worlds within worlds we think we know well…[CASA VALENTINA is] moving, beguiling and, yes, again historically significant without lecturing or threatening…Fierstein wants us to understand the vast spectrum of gender and sexuality. Along the way, bless him, he understands how to entertain.” —NY Newsday.


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