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• • "Courting Mae West keeps a steady pace. Loschiavo does an exemplary job with this poignant play. It's powerfully brought together and that juicy leading man role made me wish I were decades younger." — Jerry Orbach, actor
• • "A creative history lesson on censorship during the Roaring 20s disguised as a comedy. I laughed and learned a lot." — Jerry Tallmer, founder, OBIE Awards
• • "I have seen sequences of Courting Mae West. I would call LindaAnn Loschiavo's script outstandingly on target. I have been a Broadway First Night media critic for 35 years and feel qualified to state that this comedy could be a huge hit — starting off-Broadway. The audience reaction was UNANIMOUSLY POSITIVE. I predict a long, profitable run." — Joe Franklin, radio personality, WBBR; former host of WOR-TV program "Joe Franklin's Memory Lane"
• • "Very sensual with hilarious dialogue dotted with double-entendres Mae West was famous for. Except Mae wrote NONE of these lines, which amazed me. This play written by Loschiavo sounds just like Mae. Bravissimo!" — Mario Fratti, winner, Tony Award and Drama Desk
• • "So successfully evokes the city and its people that the audience gets caught up in Mae's legal battles. A rich, well-told story." — Ward Morehouse III, drama critic and playwright
• • COURTING MAE WEST: Sex, Censorship & Secrets is a play by LindaAnn Loschiavo based on true events during the 1920s when actress MAE WEST was arrested and jailed.
• • • • Come up and see MAE online: http://MaeWest.blogspot.com
Courting Mae West
• • Photo • Mae West & the cast on trial at Jefferson Market Court • 28 March 1927