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What is CASA VALENTINA about?
CASA VALENTINA depicts a little known subculture in American history that is fascinating and funny. Based on actual people and a once-notorious resort for cross-dressing heterosexual men, it’s a reminder that questions about gender identity have always been with us. It’s a unique and original story — I’ve never encountered anything quite like it.
What has the casting process for this show been like?
We’ve assembled a cast of many of New England’s finest actors – some SpeakEasy favorites and some exciting new talent. When we were casting the men, I had to visualize how they would look like dressed as women. That was a first.
Why will SpeakEasy audiences love this show?
Though Harvey Fierstein’s sense of comedy is always present, the play is not camp. This is not RuPaul’s Drag Race. It’s a smart, compassionate, political look at the mysteries of the human heart that is remarkably resonant today. I believe audiences will be surprised, delighted, shocked, and moved by CASA VALENTINA’s ethical and emotional dimensions. Is it really true that “clothes make the man?”