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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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Mae West: Raffle Winners

Members of the Greenwich Village Chelsea Chamber of Commerce met for a convivial networking evening on the westside and a dose of MAE WEST.
• • On Tuesday 27 May 2008, the happy hour crowd converged at Elmo's [156 Seventh Avenue] in its gracious spacious private party room.
• • In exchange for an opportunity to promote "Courting Mae West" to these nice people, there was a raffle. Winners were: Laura Petersen of Rr (the business partner of Glenn Podel, who helms Phigit); and Jane Asche of Jane Asche Art and Design. Laura and Jane won a pair of tickets to the 6:00 PM performance on Monday July 21st.
• • To thank the chamber for their gracious invitation to come and spread the word, we invited Executive Director Dirk McCall and Project Manager Sean Oakley to be our guest for the 6:00 PM performance on Monday as well.
• • Please spread the word to the other merrymakers from the Greenwich Village Chelsea Chamber of Commerce.
• • "Courting Mae West: Sex, Censorship, and Secrets" — — based on true events when Mae West was tried at the Jefferson Market Police Court on Sixth Avenue in Greenwich Village — — will be onstage at the Algonquin Theatre [123 East 24th Street, New York, NY 10010] July 19th 22nd, 2008.
• • "COURTING MAE WEST" opens at 6 o'clock on Saturday evening July 19, 2008.
• • "COURTING MAE WEST" — — showtimes
• • July 19th, 2008 — — 6:00 PM
• • July 20th, 2008 — — 2:00 PM Sunday matinee
• • July 21st, 2008 — — 6:00 PM
• • July 22nd, 2008 — — 9:00 PM
• • Tickets to COURTING MAE WEST will be $18 per person.
• • Discounts are available for GROUPS. Group Prices are available: write to or phone 212-779-3051.
• • The play is 95 minutes long.
• • The air-conditioned theatre has 99 seats.
• • There are no reserved nor numbered seats. First come, first served.
• • SPECIAL: $100 $150 donation — — donor gets name in the Program — — and 1 free ticket to the play.
• • $151
$500 donation — — donor gets name in Program and TWO free tickets to the play and invited to all parties.
• • The Annual Fresh Festival: a non-profit group organizes this ambitious yearly festival [now in its 7th year]. The two-week arts festival is a money-losing venture sustained by funds from The New York City Council, a culture grant from New York State, a stipend from Senator Tom Duane, and donations from good people.

• • Get ready to come up and see Mae onstage in mid-July 2008.

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• • Photo: Mae West
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