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‘Torch Song’ play dates, times and ticket information


Play:  Torch Song

Playwright:  Harvey Fierstein

Synopsis:  The play follows a torch song-singing, Jewish drag queen by the name of Arnold Beckoff. Set in  New York City, the play dramatizes Beckoff’s life from the late 1970s to the late 1980s. Told with a likable, human voice, 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.

History:  Under the direction of Eric Concklin, Torch Song Trilogy premiered at La Mama ETC over the course of two years from February 1978 – October 1979. The play transferred to Broadway in June 1982 under the direction of Peter Pope. The two-act Torch Song revival premiered at the Tony Kieser Theatre in a Second Stage Theater Production on October 19, 2017 under the direction of Moisés Kaufman (The Laramie Project, Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde). Under the same direction, the play transferred to Broadway in November 1, 2018 at The Hayes Theater as a Second Stage Theater production.

Director:  Scott Lilly


  • Perry Ventro – Arnold
  • Scott Davis – Ed
  • Patti Caroli – ‘Ma” Mrs. Beckoff
  • Michael Cherbini – David
  • Stacey Boisvert – Laurel
  • Daniel Sabiston – Alan

Play Dates and Times: Torch Song runs for 11 performances from September 10 through September 26 on select dates.

Tickets:  Visit or telephone 239-398-9191.

Location:  The Joan Jenks Auditorium in the Golden Gate Community Center.


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