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Bar Dykes

From 4 member  reviews
Members say: Great staging, Slow, Resonant, Insipid, Ambitious

About the show

This immersive production of Merril Mushroom’s long-lost play invites you back to the pre-Stonewall era to follow 11 bar dykes as they drink, dance, date, duke it out, and grab a few undisturbed moments. More…

From the show:

This summer of Stonewall 50 and World Pride, The Other Side Of Silence (TOSOS), NYC’s longest-producing LGTBQ+ theater company, continues to honor our community’s history by bringing Merril Mushroom’s long-lost play, BAR DYKES, for it’s premiere on the NYC stage.

Directed by Virginia Baeta and Mark Finley, the audience steps behind a nondescript door where it’ll find a very distinct clientele and world of butches and femmes. Playwright Mushroom, drawing on her experiences as a lesbian in the Deep South and New York City in the pre-Stonewall era, transports us into the hidden subculture of lesbian society in mid-century America, and into the women and their relationships in a precarious time.

Follow 11 bar dykes as they drink, dance, date, duke it out, and grab a few undisturbed moments. BAR DYKES will be an immersive staging so the audience can experience and eavesdrop on a girls’ night out captured in time as it once was.


Member Reviews (4)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great staging, Slow, Resonant, Insipid, Ambitious

43
Awkward, Unique, Slow, Dated

See it if you're curious about a rarely produced and moderately charming lesbian one-act that is a unique product of its time

Don't see it if you want prize-worthy dialogue, a fast-paced drama, or convincing acting/costumes/wigs (all of which were very uneven in this production)

Also I'd read this play before, and look, it's not a great play, but it has... Read more Read less


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