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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Tuesday, May 30, 2006

A-MAE-zing Comicbook

Delicious dilemma!

• • • Problem: What's a playwright to do when too many people turn up to watch a staged reading of "COURTING MAE WEST" - - and over 200 adults must be turned away for lack of room?
• • • Problem: When a play is set during the 1920s, how can that mood be created during a bare-staged reading, when the cast is dressed simply in black and there is no way to suggest the old Sixth Avenue El, a former jailhouse on Sixth Avenue, a speakeasy, and other colorful elements of a lawless decade?
• • • Rx: create a colorful comicbook to entertain the audience at a bare-bones staged reading - - and give a copy of this collectible even to the adults who were turned away. See a small sample of it - - but please do NOT reproduce this copyrighted material.

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• • Illustration • Courting Mae West Comicbook • conceived, written, designed by LindaAnn Loschiavo • illustrator: Michael DiMotta •

Mae West.


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