Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Benefit Production of Doric Wilson's "The West Street Gang" Saturday, January 29th

TOSOS celebrates the opening of the 10th season after its revival in 2002
with a pay-what-you-can benefit reading of Doric Wilson’s


...directed by Mark Finley
Eric C. Bailey - Alex Bond - Christopher Borg - Ron Bopst - J.Stephen Brantley - Marc Castle - Jonathan Cedeano - Desmond Dutcher - Rick Hinkson - Oliver Houser - Robert Locke - Nick Mathews - Jim Nugent - Aaron Tone - Chris Weikel - Elizabeth Whitney

Saturday, January 29th
The Mitchell Room, ART/NY
520 8th Ave., 3rd Floor

7 PM

A political satire, The West Street Gang was produced as environmental theater at the Spike Bar in 1977. The patrons of a shabby waterfront gay club are forced to band together to defend themselves against a variety of fag bashers — from street punks to political opportunists to media raptors—and then Anita Bryant walks through the door.

"Uproarious" – Cue magazine
"Rapid-fire comedy" – Vito Russo, The Village Voice
"Daringly theatrical and hilariously funny" – Jerry Fitzpatrick, The Advocate
"I laughed till my stomach hurt" – Arthur Bell, The Village Voice
"The best gay play ever written" – After Dark magazine (back in 1977)
"If you really insist, I might have to admit it may have been mildly amusing" – Michael Feingold

(Reviews for the original production presented by TOSOS in the Spike Bar in June of 1977)


email: tosos@nyc.rr.com or call 212-563-2218
at ART/NY, 3rd floor, 520 8th Ave. (between West 36th & 37th Streets)
Contributions to TOSOS are tax deductible


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