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March 9, 2017 - March 19, 2017| $20
An ambitious, provocative and lovely protest romantic comedy set in the 1930s, world of burlesque impresarios who welcomed the hilarious comics and musical parodies of vaudeville to their decidedly lowbrow niche. A headliner called “the nance” was a stereotypically camp homosexual and master of comic double entendre – usually played by a straight man. At a time when it is easy to play gay and dangerous to be gay, Chauncey Miles’ uproarious antics on the stage stand out in marked contrast to his offstage life. Full of humor and pathos set against the backdrop of this naughty and raucous world is a tragic tale at the intersection of sexuality, self-image and identity.