Casa Valentina

OCT 24 - NOV 28, 2015 Buy Tickets

Written by Harvey Fierstein
Directed by Scott Edmiston
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Producers Circle
Keith MacDonald & Tom Webber
Sam Yin
Executive Producers
Betty Goldstein
Nirah Shomer & Michael Nowak
Associate Producers
Jack Cornwell & Mark Hickey

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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

    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.

    11/1 & 11/15 following the 3PM performance.

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

    Sunday, 11/8 following the 3PM performance.

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    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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    Sunday, 11/22 following the 3PM performance.

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  • Who's Who
Casa Valentina

His Chance to Dress

Join us for a post-show discussion with John Southard and his wife Jean.

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Living Her Truth

Join us for a post-show discussion with author Grace Anne Stevens, moderated by CASA VALENTINA director Scott Edmiston.

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Cultivating the Girl Within

Harvey Fierstein’s “Casa Valentina” was modeled on a real-life resort in the Catskills. Read about the people who inspired the play as detailed in the book “Casa Susanna.”

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Casa Valentina Photos

Photos from rehearsal for our upcoming New England Premiere production.

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From Director Scott Edmiston

CASA VALENTINA will be Scott Edmiston’s 11th show for SpeakEasy. Here he talks about the humor and heart of the piece, and what audiences can expect from the show.

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