The life of Arnold Beckoff, a torch song-singing, Jewish drag queen living in New York City, is dramatized over the span of the late 1970s and 1980s. Told with a likable, human voice and considerable humor, Torch Song follows Arnold’s odyssey to find happiness in New York. All he wants is a husband, a child, and a pair of bunny slippers that fit, but a visit from his overbearing mother reminds him that he needs one thing more: respect.
Directed by Jason Rose-Langston
Produced by Jason Rose-Langston and Michael O. Budnick
Arnold: Patric Madden
Ed: Jay Torres
Laurel: Kim Tobin
Alan: David DiRocco
David: Devin Dumas
Ma: Rona Leventhal
Production Team Includes: Eva Husson-Stockhamer, Veronica Klakotskiy, Deb Jacobson, Manny Morales, Jason Hayes and Frank Croke.
Torch Song Trilogy premiered at La Mama ETC over the course of two years from February 1978 - October 1979 under the direction of Eric Concklin. The play transferred to Broadway in June 1982 under the direction of Peter Pope. The three-act trilogy won the 1983 Tony Award for best play.
Easthampton Theater Company is presenting Harvey Fierstein's 2017 two act adaptation, which premiered off-Broadway at the Tony Kieser Theatre in a Second Stage Theater Production and transferred to Broadway in November 1, 2018 at the Hayes Theater. The production was nominated for two Tony awards including best revival.
Performances are January 26-Feb 4 2024 Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 and Sunday Matinees at 2PM at the Blue Room of the Old Town Hall, Easthampton, MA
Tickets are available at https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/78221