The View Upstairs

MAY 31 - JUN 22, 2019
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Written by Max Vernon
Directed by Paul Daigneault

Mark Hickey & Jack Cornwell
Paul & Jennifer Walsh
Sam Yin
Associate Producers
Boston Veterinary Clinic
Richard Davies & Alexander Albregts
Andrew Fullem

When Wes, a young fashion designer, buys an abandoned building in the French Quarter of New Orleans, he finds himself transported to the UpStairs Lounge, a vibrant seventies gay bar. As this forgotten community comes to life, Wes embarks on an exhilarating journey of self-exploration that spans two generations of gay history. Featuring a gritty, glam rock score and a tight-knit ensemble of unforgettable characters, The View UpStairs asks what has been gained and lost in the fight for equality, and how the past can help guide us through an uncertain future.

RUN TIME: Approx. 1 hour and 45 minutes with no intermission.

  • Cast

    Wes … J’royce Jata*
    Patrick … Eddie Shields*
    Buddy … Will McGarrahan*
    Willie … Davron S. Monroe*
    Henri … Yewande Odetoyinbo*
    Freddy … Shawn Verrier
    Inez/Realtor … Johanna Carlisle-Zepeda*
    Richard … Russell Garrett*
    Dale … Jared Troilo*
    Cop … Michael Levesque

    Click here for full cast bios.

  • Production Team

    Scenic Design by Abby Shenker
    Costume Design by Dustin Todd Rennells
    Lighting Design by Abigail Wang
    Sound Design by Elektra T. Newman

    Lauren Burke*, Production Stage Manager
    Stephen MacDonald*, Assistant Stage Manager

  • Special Events

    Sundays: 6/9, 6/16, 6/23 following 3:00 pm performances

    Join us for a talkback with artists from the show.

    This program is supported in part by a grant from the Boston Cultural Council, a local agency which is funded by the Mass Cultural Council, and administered by the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture.