The Temperamentals

Opened Aug 29, 2012
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"Temperamental" was code for "homosexual" in the early 1950's, part of a created language of secret words that gay men used to communicate. Winner of a Drama Desk Award in 2010, The Temperamentals tells the story of two men - the communist Harry Hay and the Viennese refugee and designer Rudi Gernreich - as they fall in love while building the first gay rights organization in the pre-Stonewall United States. "With style and sense of humor, it mixes politics with…comedy and unexpected bursts of emotional candor," wrote David Cote in Time Out New York.

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