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!

My Photo
Location: New York, New York, United States

native New Yorker

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Mae West: From Page to Stage

• • During the infamous "Pleasure Man" trial [1930] at Criminal Court in Manhattan, Mae West attended the proceedings with her brother John and sister Beverly. Their mother had just died and they were in mourning.
• • As the narrative arc of the play "COURTING MAE WEST" was shaped, the dramatist had to eliminate John West and focus on the fractious relationship between the two sisters.
• • You can follow the process from PAGE to STAGE on the Mae West blog
— If you ever wondered how a play gets on its feet, here's an inside look behind the world of the red velvet curtain.
• • "Courting Mae West" is based on true events during 1926-1932 when Mae West was arrested and jailed for trying to stage two gay plays on Broadway.
• • Details and ticket prices will be posted when available.
• • Get ready to come up and see Mae onstage during July 2008.

Add to Google

• • Photo:
Mae West • • with her siblings 1930 • •

Mae West.

Labels: , , ,


Post a Comment

<< Home