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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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Table Reading at The Producers Club

"COURTING MAE WEST" will have a table reading in the month of March [2008], under the direction of Louis Lopardi, at The Producers Club.
• • A Company of Players will read the script aloud in preparation for a short Workshop Production in Manhattan.
• • Seeking the next Mae West!
• • Meanwhile, the search continues for the right actress to portray Mae West [1893—1980] — — in this serious-minded comedy that offers a star-making role. During the Prohibition Era, the Brooklyn bombshell was in her thirties. The ideal audition candidate is 2530 with serious stage training and industrial strength charisma.
• • In Act I, Scene 1, set during December 1926, Mae West is 33 years old and curvy — — but not hefty. The play follows the actress-author through her box office triumph in "Sex"; her arrests, imprisonment, and legal woes (19271930); and ends in Hollywood when the 39-year-old is filming "She Done Him Wrong" for Paramount Pictures in December 1932.
• • Rehearsals begin in May 2008 in Manhattan.
• • Resumes and photo to:
• • A Company of Players
• • Send Email via the web site — —

• • The Producers Club is located at 358 West 44th Street [between 8th-9th Avenue], New York, NY 10036.
• • Meanwhile, a fundraising effort is in progress. Matching funds have been promised for every dollar raised.

• • "Courting Mae West: Sex, Censorship, and Secrets" will be onstage at the Algonquin Theatre [123 East 24th Street, New York, NY 10010] by July 19, 2008.
• • Get ready to come up and see Mae onstage in mid-July 2008.

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• • Photo: Mae West at 33 years old
• • 1927 • •

Mae West.

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