Looking for an upstate escape? Try this one on for size. The Manhattan Theatre Club’s production of Tony winner Harvey Fierstein’s new play Casa Valentina begins preview performances at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on April 1. The all-star cast is directed by Joe Mantello and includes Gabriel Ebert, John Cullum, Patrick Page, Reed Birney and Mare Winningham. Opening night is set for April 23.
Set in the idyllic Catskills mountains in the early 1960s, Casa Valentina is a discrete venue for men who enjoy dressing up and acting as women. When the opportunity to become an official organization arises, Casa Valentina must decide whether this would help gain their clientele recognition in society or wreck havoc on their personal lives.
Additional cast members include Tom McGowan, Larry Pine, Nick Westrate, and Lisa Emery.