A fictionalized look at the quiet life of Edgar Hellum, a closeted man in his nineties who did pioneering work in historic preservation in a small, mid-western town. More…
'The Pattern at Pendarvis' tells the story of a man who just happened to be gay in an era long before Stonewall and “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell." It deals with contemporary gay identity issues through the eyes of a man who spent his life in the closet.
See it if a beautifully written tale of an unsung hero of gay America, in a moving production, excellently acted, is your cup of tea.
Don't see it if you like loud, in your face, mind-numbing drivel.
See it if you think you'll be charmed by a staged interview with an elderly restaurateur, restorer of houses & 1-half of a pioneering gay male couple.
Don't see it if you need more drama than even a charming staged interview can provide.
See it if you want a mostly pleasant and touching 90 minutes with three good actors in a true story that is presented with warmth and heart. See it!
Don't see it if you are looking for a lot of action - this is a parlor scene interview.
See it if you're interested in historic preservation & the struggles gay couples faced in the mid-20th century and in the midwest, see gays as heroic
Don't see it if don't like LGBT history or care for the rights & comfort of gay folk, don't like static action (3 men in chairs throughout)
See it if slice of gay history in interview format, discussion of gay issues, quiet staging, wonderful cast are reasons 2 make U happy in theatre seat
Don't see it if gay issues, lack of action, flashy issues, car crashes, 3 handers, no dancing chorus, no helicopter or volcano would keep U from attending
See it if you are interested in restoration, history or LGBT rights. A fascinating portrait of DL gay life in the midwest pre-Stonewall.
Don't see it if you are looking for fast-paced action adventure or big revelations. This is a small, introspective play about life during a simpler time.
See it if you like character expositions and you're curious about how LGBT relationships worked with respect to society and the closet in the 1960s.
Don't see it if you're in the mood for a musical or anything upbeat and energetic.
See it if This show starts slow and uneventfuly but later turns into a masterfully played drama of a gay artist. There is something for everyone.
Don't see it if You don't like old school acting with lots of subtextual meanings conveyed without words.
See it if You want to spend a fascinating evening enjoying great acting, great writing and hearing about a part of gay history most of us don't know.
Don't see it if You are not interested in gay history
See it if you enjoy reflecting on life. This beautifully acted piece will leave you feeling like you just overheard fabulous conversation.
Don't see it if you prefer a high energy performance with a lot of variety. This is show moves at a slower pace but is perfect for the dialogue.