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First Look At Harvey Fierstein's New Play 'Casa Valentina': VIDEO

Valentina

Gravelly-voiced Broadway super-gay Harvey Fierstein is revisiting drag for the first time since La Cage aux Folles with his new show Casa Valentinawherein straight men vacation to the Catskills to dress up and act like women. From the press release:

Nestled in the land of dirty dancing and borscht belt comedy sat an inconspicuous bungalow colony that catered to a very special clientele: heterosexual men whose favorite pastime was dressing and acting as women. It was paradise for these men — white-collar professionals with families — to spend their weekends discreetly and safely inhabiting their chosen female alter egos. But when they got the opportunity to share their secret lives with the world, these 'self-made women' had to decide whether the freedom they would gain by emerging from hiding was worth the risk of personal ruin.

You can see the first look of Casa Valentina AFTER THE JUMP...

Casa Valentina

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  1. Too white bread for me!

    Posted by: STOP COMPARING! | Apr 8, 2014 6:41:07 PM


  2. I love Harvey Fierstein, but I am SO tired of drag musicals. And I'm getting irritated at this revived stereotype of Gay people being the best at cross-dressing on stage.

    Posted by: Stuffed Animal | Apr 8, 2014 6:43:01 PM


  3. I suspect gender non-conformity, Gender in all its magnificent
    spectrum, will be the next hot button social issue, once we put
    marriage equality to bed.

    Posted by: Charles WmWell | Apr 8, 2014 6:56:48 PM


  4. Saw an early preview. It's an odd play about some odd characters. No one on stage or creative at their best. A few funny zingers from Harvey but it remains an oddity to over use the word. Mare Winningham comes off best.

    Posted by: Ricknyc | Apr 8, 2014 7:33:20 PM


  5. I like to see Gabriel Ebert out of a dress...

    Posted by: jarago | Apr 8, 2014 9:26:42 PM


  6. "revisiting drag for the first time since La Cage aux Folles"... if we ignore the fact that he wrote the book for Kinky Boots.

    Posted by: Shane | Apr 9, 2014 2:48:21 PM


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