TOSOS (The Other Side of Silence) and the Eagle Bar NYC present a satiric drama set just before the Stonewall riots. More…
Set in Greenwich Village on June 28, 1969, shortly before the first brick was thrown at The Stonewall Inn, 'Street Theater' follows the exploits of the cruisers, drag queens, undercover cops, dykes, hippies, mobsters, and bystanders (innocent and otherwise) as they catapult toward the moment that changed the course of history. Must be 21 and up to enter the venue.
"A laugh-filled evening (and some tears, too)...Finley's direction in this second revival is impeccable...He is the kind of director who lets the audience know it’s okay to laugh, allowing the humor of Wilson’s script to shine through...There is much humor in Wilson’s work, but there is a fine understanding of the gravity of this historic time...Don’t miss the fun and the rage and keep resisting, folks, because love always wins." Full Review
See it if You want an immediate, indelible impression of how a divided community in the shadows found unity, strength and light. Oh and it's hilarious
Don't see it if You can't stomach the queers or can't handle theater in unusual locations (far west chelsea gay bar). But, really, you should see it.
See it if ...you like sharp, strong productions of great American comedies, this one focusing on a pivotal time in LGBTQ history.
Don't see it if ...you don't like seeing shows in unusual venues or have any problem with LGBTQ people, rights, or history.
See it if you want to be taken back to NY in the 60's, enjoy witty dialogue and colorful characters. Strong LGBTQ characters.
Don't see it if there's no reason not to see it.
See it if You never have. A great cast in as intimate a space as you can have. History that has been forgotten well recreated. Christopher Street 1969
Don't see it if You won't care about a big moment in gay history. Are uncomfortable with very in your face performances.
See it if You have an interest in LGBT history cleverly written by one who lived it and entertainingly presented by a talented cast and crew.
Don't see it if you cannot understand why the beginnings of the gay rights movement are still relevant today.
See it if You like serious topics wrapped up in comedy
Don't see it if You don’t want to see a show in a gay male leather bar or you’re not interested in LGBTQ civil rights history
See it if you want to support NYC's oldest LGBTQ+ theatre company, you like plays with stock characters, you're looking for an entertaining evening
Don't see it if you're not interested in LGBTQ+ history, you don't find drag queens funny, you don't want to visit a leather bar for your theatre
See it if you love laughter, gays, bawdy performances, laughter, joy, relevant and engaging theatre, or laughter!
Don't see it if you prefer to sit in a dark theatre and coldly analyze performances and writing in emotional solitude.
See it if You'd like to see a great comedy show, dealing with serious topics. If you like shows about NYC history and LGBTQ community.
Don't see it if You don't like shows in a bar setting; you are not interested in LGBTQ topics.
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