DetailsTorch Song Trilogy
is three interconnected plays on gay life and relationships. The plays focus on the one thing that all people have in common, gay or straight...relationships. Arnold is searching for that elusive perfect love, and in him and the other characters we see our own relationships with our families, lovers and ex-lovers. Although most of the characters are gay, what we understand at the end is that sexuality is unimportant, and we are all simply human. The International Stud
- Arnold is picked up in a gay bar by Ed, a bisexual Brooklyn teacher. We see their complex on/off relationship, then Ed leaves Arnold to marry Laurel (Tues/Thurs 19:30, Sat 15:00 - Double Bill). Fugue in a Nursery
- Arnold and his new lover Alan are invited for a weekend in the country with Ed and his girlfriend Laurel, with complicated results! (Tues/Thurs 19:30, Sat 15:00 - Double Bill). Widows and Children First
- Alan has been murdered. Ed has left Laurel. Arnold is hoping to adopt a gay delinquent teenager. His mother arrives... (Wed/Fri/Sat 20:00)Performers Rianca Biermeister (piano), Derek Howard (Arnold), Simon Coleman (Ed Reiss), Linda Clark (Lady Blues/Mrs Beckoff), Danielle Campbell-Scott (Laurel), Jason Heppenstall (Alan), Matthew Noble (David).
Author Harvey Fierstein. Company Prompt Corner Productions. Producer Robert McWhir. Director Neale Birch. Lighting Paul Nulty. Other Jeannette Nelson (dialect coach). Director Gemma Warburton (assistant). Other Anna Sambrooks (A.S.M.).