Casa Valentina

Casa Valentina Nestled in the Catskills s land of dirty dancing and Borscht Belt comedy an inconspicuous bungalow colony catered to a very special clientele heterosexual men who delighted in dressing and acting

  • Title: Casa Valentina
  • Author: Harvey Fierstein
  • ISBN: 9780822232469
  • Page: 173
  • Format: Paperback
  • Nestled in the Catskills 1962 s land of dirty dancing and Borscht Belt comedy an inconspicuous bungalow colony catered to a very special clientele heterosexual men who delighted in dressing and acting as women These white collar professionals would discreetly escape their families to spend their weekends safely inhabiting their chosen female alter egos But given the oppNestled in the Catskills 1962 s land of dirty dancing and Borscht Belt comedy an inconspicuous bungalow colony catered to a very special clientele heterosexual men who delighted in dressing and acting as women These white collar professionals would discreetly escape their families to spend their weekends safely inhabiting their chosen female alter egos But given the opportunity to share their secret lives with the world, the members of this sorority had to decide whether the freedom gained by openness was worth the risk of personal ruin Based on real events and infused with Fierstein s trademark wit, this moving, insightful, and delightfully entertaining work offers a glimpse into the lives of a group of self made women as they search for acceptance and happiness in their very own Garden of Eden.

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    1. Harvey Forbes Fierstein is an American Tony Award winning and Emmy Award winning actor, playwright, and screenwriter.The gravelly voiced actor perhaps is known best for the play and film Torch Song Trilogy, which he wrote and starred in The 1982 Broadway production won him two Tony Awards, for Best Play and Best Actor in a Play, two Drama Desk Awards, for Outstanding New Play and Outstanding Actor in a Play, and the Theatre World Award, and the film earned him an Independent Spirit Award nomination as Best Male Lead.Fierstein also wrote the book for La Cage aux Folles 1983 , winning another Tony Award, this time for Best Book of a Musical, and a Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Book Legs Diamond, his 1988 collaboration with Peter Allen, was a critical and commercial failure, closing after 72 previews and 64 performances His other playwriting credits include Safe Sex, Spookhouse, and Forget Him.

    2. I don't get to visit NYC very often. Now that the Canadian dollar has fallen (and can't seem to get up) it's less likely I'll get there anytime soon.Anyway, the last time I was in NYC I went to see 'Casa Valentina' during it's (unfortunately) brief run. It was truly like stepping into a vanity mirror and right into the world of heterosexually (inclined, at any rate) crossdressers in 1962. An unforgettable night in the theatre.So, when the play was finally released I ordered a copy and it brought [...]

    3. Fierstein's Tony-nominated tour de force, set in the early 60's, is based on the true story of a Catskill resort that catered exclusively to heterosexual crossdressers. Full of Fierstein's customary wit and belly laughs, it is also an intriguing investigation into a subculture most people have no idea even exists. Mainly though, it is an old-fashioned 'well-made' play, something that is a rarity in today's theatre.

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