The Boys in the Band April 1968: playwright-performer David Drake revisits Mart Crowley's acid drama, the first play to smash the closet right onstage. (Bold beginnings).
When I starred in the 1996 off-Broadway revival of Boys, public discourse resumed: How far had we come? Although the play's Nehru jackets and blaring Supremes soundtrack were obviously relics of the past, it remained clear that the trauma of the closet--with its power to contain or release an individual--is still very much with us.
Drake is currently appearing in his new solo show, Son of Drakula, at New York's Dance Theater Workshop.
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|Publication:||The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)|
|Date:||Nov 12, 2002|
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