The Stage CompanyThe Drag
Adapted by Darrin J. Pufall Purdy and Minerva Jayne
Directed by: Shay Miller
The Drag, subtitled A Homosexual Comedy in Three Acts was written by Mae West under the pseudonym of Jane Mast. This story is about the cost of living with a secret life. Its hero is a closeted gay socialite, Rolly Kingsbury, who comes “from one of the finest families” and is trapped in a loveless marriage. Rolly’s father is a homophobic judge, and his father-in-law is a therapist who specializes in gay conversion. The Drag deals with guilt, shame and families falling apart over secrets.
June 21-23, 27-30