Dixie Treichel & John Townsend host a night of queer theater on Fresh Fruit, April 18, 2013
Guests: Amy Rummenie, Al Justiniano, Robert Marcus, Shelli Place
Amy Rummenie, director
Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde by Moisés Kaufman
At the height of his career, the Crown prosecuted Oscar Wilde for "gross indecency with male persons." Despite two hit shows on the West End, the courtroom denounced Wilde's art as immoral - forcing him to defend his works and life with characteristic wit and insight. Gross Indecency explores this true story with a text crafted from a wealth of eyewitness accounts.
Al Justiniano, director
Lorca in a Green Dress by Nilo Cruz
Lorca in a Green Dress is Cruz’s surreal homage to Federico Garcia Lorca, the critically acclaimed poet and dramatist. It’s 1936 in Spain, a time of civil war; Lorca finds himself in a state of flux, struggling to defend himself against an inquisition bent on persecuting him for his political beliefs and sexual identity.
Robert Marcus, producer & Shelli Place, director
5 Lesbians Eating A Quiche By Evan Linder and Andrew Hobgood, with contributions by Mary Hollis Inboden, Megan Johns, Thea Lux, Beth Stelling and Maari Suorsa
It’s 1956 and the Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein are having their annual quiche breakfast. But when Communists threaten their idyllic town and long held secrets come to light, will the sisters be able to keep their cool… or will they sacrifice everything in the name of quiche?”