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Tony Kushner Is Only a Drop in the Bucket 

Wednesday, Nov 5 2008
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Being a queer playwright in a lot of times and places has meant compromise: veiling your gay content, (What are you talking about? It’s just a couple of guys layin’ around the barracks together with their shirts off!) making it straight, or turning up the queeny knob for laughs. Luckily, those conventions have fallen by the wayside in favor of work that weaves gay lives into broader and more honest narratives. Theater Rhino has been putting queers of all stripes on stage since 1977, and "100 Years of Queer Theater" is a great way to get a taste of practically everybody. The festival features three series, the first covering 1900-1959, the second 1960-1979, and finally 1980 to 2000. Witness the evolution of content and craft in eight plays by writers including Joe Orton, Djuna Barnes, and Cherríe Moraga.
Wednesdays-Saturdays. Starts: Oct. 29. Continues through Nov. 23, 2008

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