Funny and poignant, Harvey Fierstein’s intensely personal collection of three plays chronicles a Jewish New York drag-queen’s quest for love, respect and a life of which he can be proud. From a failed affair with a reluctant lover, to a burgeoning relationship with a young fashion model, Arnold Beckoff’s greatest torment in life remains his turbulent relationship with his mother. The Tony Award-winning Torch Song Trilogy returns to Sydney for Mardi Gras 2013 in a bold new production directed by Stephen Colyer (Kiss of the Spider Woman, Paris Letter, Hello Again).
'Fierstein has written a devastatingly comic play with just the right resonances. It is a play about love and the merciless mayhem love wrecks.’’ - Clive Barnes, New York Post.
A GAIETY THEATRE PRODUCTION
Please note this production contains strong language, adult themes, smoking and a smoke machine.
Director: Stephen Colyer
Musical Director: Phil Scott
Production Designer: Andrea Espinoza
Lighting Designer: Nick Rayment
Sound Designer: Nate Edmondson
Assistant Director: Aime Neeme
With Simon Corfield, Thom Jordan Amanda Muggleton, Mathew Verevis and Christian Willis and Belinda Wollaston
The Sun Herald: Torch Still Burning
SX: Triple Score
Theatre 19 is a new season of independent theatre at Darlinghurst Theatre featuring brand new works by some of Sydney's most exciting companies. Darlinghurst Theatre Company is currently focused on opening our new theatre in Darlinghurst, the Eternity Playhouse . In the meantime we are putting our old theatre in Potts Point to good use and allowing a number of terrific local theatre companies to present their latest productions. We encourage you to get along and experience the work of some of Sydney's most exciting independent theatre companies.
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