170 – GayFest’s “Beebo Brinker Chronicles”

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On today’s podcast, Kristen Scatton talks about the hot lesbian action in Quince Productions’ GAYFEST, Philadelphia’s New Gay/Lesbian Theatre Festival. Stay Tuned!

Lust and desire collide with fear and repression to create high drama in “The Beebo Brinker Chronicles,” the play adaptation of Ann Bannon’s pulp fiction novels that look at lesbian life in the pre-Stonewall era. In this episode, Rep Radio talks to director Allison Heishman about this provocative show, one of four plays running in rep as part of Quince Productions’ GAYFEST. Stay tuned, Rep Radio is on the air!

More information about “The Beebo Brinker Chronicles” and GAYFEST available here.

The Beebo Brinker Chronicles Kate Moira Ryan and Linda S. Chapman’s play, based on Ann Bannon’s lesbian pulp fiction novels of the 1950s-60s, follows the life and loves of Laura, Beth and Beebo as they navigate uncharted territories of desire; an uproarious and touching portrait of pre-Stonewall lesbian life. “aggressively goes after laughs…complex emotions darkly edge the play’s absurdities.”  (New York Times)