Courting Mae West

The play "COURTING MAE WEST: Sex, Censorship & Secrets" is based on true events during the 1920s when actress MAE WEST was arrested and jailed in New York City for trying to stage two gay plays on Broadway. Maybe she broke the law - - but the LAW couldn't break HER!

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Sunday, May 14, 2006

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Advance Acclaim for COURTING MAE WEST

• • "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.
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• • Photo • Mae West & the cast on trial at Jefferson Market Court • 28 March 1927

Mae West.


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