Gently Down the Stream, starring Harvey Fierstein and Gabriel Ebert, opened Wednesday, April 5, at the Public Theater. Playwright Martin Sherman's new work is directed by Sean Mathias and will run through May 14. Take a look at photos from the opening night party in the gallery below.
Fierstein plays Beau, an American expat living in London, who meets Rufus (Ebert), an eccentric young lawyer, at the dawn of the internet dating revolution. After a life spent recovering from the disappointment and hurt of loving men in a world that refused to allow it, Beau is determined to keep his expectations low with Rufus. But Rufus comes from a new generation of gay men who believe happiness is as much their right as anyone else's, and what Beau assumed would be just another fling grows into one of the most surprising and defining relationships of his life.
Tony winners Fierstein and Ebert are joined by Christopher Sears, who completes the cast. The production features scenic design by Derek McLane, costume design by Michael Krass, lighting design by Peter Kaczorowski, and sound design by Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen.
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