Casa Valentina

Casa Valentina

June 11, 2015
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Based on actual events, Casa Valentina takes place in 1962 at a Catskills resort where a group of heterosexual men secretly gather to dress and behave like women. Away from their families, in their beehives and brassieres, these men enjoy a carefree camaraderie of cocktails and McGuire Sisters. But when challenged to publicly reveal their female alter-egos in the pursuit of political acceptance, “the sorority” must decide whether freedom is worth the risk of ruin. Written by Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots, Hairspray), Casa Valentina is a provocative, hilarious, and touching new play about gender identity, self-acceptance, and the struggle to find the right pumps.

RUN TIME: Approx. 2 hours and 20 minutes including one intermission.

Cast

Timothy Crowe* … The Judge/Amy
Thomas Derrah* … George/Valentina
Kerry A. Dowling* … Rita
Greg Maraio … Jonathon/Miranda
Deb Martin* … Eleanor
Will McGarrahan* … Charlotte
Sean McGuirk* … Terry
Robert Saoud* … Bessie
Eddie Shields* … Gloria

See “Who’s Who” below for full bios.

Production Team

Scenic Design by Janie E. Howland
Costume Design by Gail Astrid Buckley
Lighting Design by Karen Perlow
Sound Design by Dewey Dellay

Dawn Saglio*, Production Stage Manager

See “Who’s Who” below for full bios.

Special Events

THURSDAY AUDIENCE DISCUSSIONS
10/29, 11/5, 11/12, 11/19 following all performances.

Share your thoughts and reactions in a special post-show forum hosted by SpeakEasy Staff.


SUNDAY ARTISTS’ FORUM
11/1 & 11/15 following the 3PM performance.

Meet members of the cast and creative team and ask them your questions.


SPECIAL GUEST: GRACE ANNE STEVENS
Sunday, 11/8 following the 3PM performance.

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DIRECTOR’S NOTEBOOK: SCOTT EDMISTON
Wednesday, 11/18 at 6:30PM in the Calderwood Pavilion.

Hear from CASA VALENTINA director Scott Edmiston about the story behind the play and the process of bringing it to the stage in this special pre-show talk. Attendance is FREE, but reservations are encouraged.

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SPECIAL GUEST: JOHN SOUTHARD
Sunday, 11/22 following the 3PM performance.

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