SRO Productions and Know Theatre Present 'The Nance'

Know Theatre and SRO Productions III join forces to present Douglas Carter Beane’s ‘The Nance’. ” In the 1930s, burlesque impresarios welcomed the hilarious comics and musical parodies of vaudeville to their decidedly lowbrow niche.  A headliner called “the nance”—usually played by a straight man—was a stereotypically camp homosexual and master of comic double entendre.  THE NANCE recreates the naughty, raucous world of burlesque’s heyday and tells the backstage story of Chauncey Miles and his fellow performers.  At a time when it was easy to play gay and dangerous to be gay, Chauncey’s uproarious antics on the stage stand out in marked contrast to his offstage life.”

SRO Productions and Know Theatre Present ‘The Nance’

Know Theatre and SRO Productions III join forces to present Douglas Carter Beane’s ‘The Nance’. ” In the 1930s, burlesque impresarios welcomed the hilarious comics and musical parodies of vaudeville to their decidedly lowbrow niche.  A headliner called “the nance”—usually played by a straight man—was a stereotypically camp homosexual and master of comic double entendre.  THE NANCE recreates the naughty, raucous world of burlesque’s heyday and tells the backstage story of Chauncey Miles and his fellow performers.  At a time when it was easy to play gay and dangerous to be gay, Chauncey’s uproarious antics on the stage stand out in marked contrast to his offstage life.”

'Southern Tier Actors' do Much More that 'Read' this St. Patrick's Day

Southern Tier Actors Read is presenting an unusual celebration of St. Patrick’s Day.  This year, instead of a well-known Irish play, as they have done for the past few years, they are presenting a free-wheeling vaudeville show, featuring skits, a puppet show, and of course music.  As always, it is in the ballroom of the Phelps Mansion Museum. S.T.A.R. founder Judy McMahon tells us more. http://wskg.org/audio/starirish.mp3

 

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