From Director Scott Edmiston

From Director Scott Edmiston

July 8, 2015

What is CASA VALENTINA about?

CASA VALENTINA depicts a little known subculture in American history that is fascinating and funny. Based on actual people and a once-notorious resort for cross-dressing heterosexual men, it’s a reminder that questions about gender identity have always been with us. It’s a unique and original story — I’ve never encountered anything quite like it.

What has the casting process for this show been like?

We’ve assembled a cast of many of New England’s finest actors – some SpeakEasy favorites and some exciting new talent. When we were casting the men, I had to visualize how they would look like dressed as women. That was a first.

Why will SpeakEasy audiences love this show?

Though Harvey Fierstein’s sense of comedy is always present, the play is not camp. This is not RuPaul’s Drag Race. It’s a smart, compassionate, political look at the mysteries of the human heart that is remarkably resonant todayI believe audiences will be surprised, delighted, shocked, and moved by CASA VALENTINA’s ethical and emotional dimensions. Is it really true that “clothes make the man?”

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