THE HOMOSEXUAL, OR THE DIFFICULTY OF SEXSPRESSING ONESELF
Written by Copi
Translated by Anni Lee Taylor
Directed by Beata Pilch
Opened May 2000
“The Homosexual deconstructs the sex drive by reversing genders, expectations and logic.”
-Lawrence Bommer, The Chicago Reader
|CAST: Nicole Wiesner, Michael Matthews, Gary Sugarman, Patrick Brennan, Matt Murdock
LIGHTING DESIGN: Richard Norwood
SOUND DESIGN: Bob Rokos
COSTUME DESIGN: Imma Curl
SET DESIGN: Michael Pieper
STAGE MANAGER: Lorraine Moquay
GRAPHIC DESIGN: Alex PresentThe Homosexual…
-In Copi’s funniest play, full of sexual fantasies and sex changes, a young Mme. Garbo plans her escape from the wolf-infested Russian steppes and from her mother.
-Welcome to the drawing room of one of the most deranged mother and daughter teams, meet their blood thirsty band of gender-bending suitors as they escape from Siberia to China.
-Sex, in it’s most forbidden colors, tears through Russia in bad wigs and spiked heels.
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT:
The Argentinean designer and playwright, Copi, has been one of the most talked about dramatists on the French scene since the advent of Arrabal and the theatre of panic. Writing in French, his plays are set on the borderline of reality and delirium, historical fact and imaginative interpretation of historical events and people. Such charismatic stars as Eva Peron and Greta Garbo appear in his plays, which all have a quality of racy, often manic, pace in their development, intended to shock the bien-pensant, but opening up new insights into what the mind sees. Copi’s plays have a minimum of stage direction so they can be produced according to the styles and inhibitions of different theaters.