The Temperamentals tells the story of two men who faced an epic struggle to create history - and who, through their struggles, fell in love. In pre-Stonewall America the communist Harry Hay and the Viennese refugee and designer Rudi Gernreich came together to build the Mattachine Society, the first gay rights organisation, in a world where danger was never far away and an intoxicating secrecy hung in the air. The Temperamentals marries the personal and the political to explore a relatively unknown chapter in gay history, celebrating the men prepared to risk everything to realise what seemed to be an impossible dream.Author John Marans. Producer Greenwich Theatre. Producer City Lights Theatre Company. Producer Wild Oats Productions.