CASA VALENTINA is set in 1962, in an inconspicuous bungalow colony in New York’s Catskill Mountains that caters to a very special clientele: heterosexual men who delight in dressing and acting as women. These white-collar professionals discreetly escape their families to spend their weekends safely inhabiting their chosen female alter-egos. But given the opportunity to share their secret lives with the world, the members of this sorority must decide whether the freedom gained by openness is worth the risk of personal ruin. Based on real events and infused with Fierstein’s trademark wit, this moving, insightful, and delightfully entertaining work offers a glimpse into the lives of a group of “self-made women” as they search for acceptance and happiness in their very own Garden of Eden. Cast and design team to be announced.
By Harvey Fierstein
Previews Friday July 11, Saturday July 12 at 7:30 pm, Sunday July 13 at 5 pm, and Tuesday July 15 at 7:30 pm
Press Opening Wednesday July 16 at 7:30 pm
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 5 pm through August 11
Premium seats $40, general admission seats $30, student/senior/military $25 (not valid Saturdays)
Pride Arts Center – the Broadway, 4139 N. Broadway, Chicago
Tickets available by phone starting April 1 at 866-811-4111 or 773-857-0222 or online at www.pridefilmsandplays.com