Plays Directory : Torch Song Trilogy

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Harvey Fierstein
  • Setting
    New York
  • Overview
    Torch Song Trilogy is a collection of three plays by Harvey Fierstein rendered in three acts: International Stud, Fugue in a Nursery, and Widows and Children First! The story centers on Arnold Beckoff, a torch song-singing Jewish drag queen living in New York City in the late 1970 and 1980s. The four hour-plus play begins with a soliloquy in which he explains his cynical disillusionment with love.

    Each act focuses on a different phase in Arnold's life. In the first, Arnold meets Ed, who is uncomfortable with his bisexuality. In the second, one year later, Arnold meets Alan, and the two settle down into a blissful existence that includes plans to adopt a child, until tragedy strikes. In the third, several years later, Arnold is a single father raising gay teenager David. Arnold is forced to deal with his mother's intolerance and disrespect when she visits from Florida.

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Connected mandy members:

Abbie Procter
Abbie Procter
Assistant Stage Manager
2012, ASM Book Cover
Rebecca Humphreys
Rebecca Humphreys
Admin Assistant
2012, Assistant Stage Manager
Rory Jakeman
Rory Jakeman
Assistant Stage Manager
2012, Assistant Stage Manager Dep
Jade Hunter
Jade Hunter
Deputy Stage Manager
2012, ASM (Dep)
Menier Chocolate Factory
Janet Coulson
2005, Laurel
Pentameters Theatre, Hampstead
Jason Heppenstall
2005, Alan
The Landor
Simone Vause
Simone Vause
Artistic Director
2005, Director
Angela Riddell
Angela Riddell
Company Stage Manager
1996, Assistant Stage Manager
Touring Ireland North & South
Paul Boyd
Paul Boyd
Director
1996, Director, Composer
Tour
Louise Samuels - BritVoice
Louise Samuels - BritVoice
Voice Over: English
1995, Laurel; Torch Song Singer - 'Lady Blues'; Musical Director; Musical Composer
Matt Ian Kelly
1995, Arnold
The Acoustic Music Centre, Edinburgh