Center Stage Presents
The View Upstairs
Join us for a sneak peek of "The View UpStairs" by Max Vernon, a provocative new musical that pulls you inside the UpStairs Lounge, a vibrant '70s gay bar in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Presenting excerpts from the show, this forgotten community comes to life in all its gritty, glam rock glory when a young fashion designer from 2017 buys the abandoned space, and sets off on a journey of self-exploration spanning two generations of queer history.
Inspired by one of the most significant yet all-but-ignored attacks against the LGBTQ community, the production examines what has been gained and lost in the fight for equality, and how the past can guide us all through an uncertain future.
Featuring Anthony Alfaro, Frenchie Davis, Taylor Frey, Nathan Lee Graham, Benjamin Howes, Michael Longoria, Ben Mayne, Jeremy Pope, Randy Redd, Nancy Ticotin and Richard E. Waits.
Made possible by a grant from The Kors Le Pere Foundation.
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
The Center, 208 W 13 St
$10. Ticket includes admission, talkback and complimentary reception.