Casting has been announced for Diversionary Theatre’s world premiere of Patricia Loughrey’s Dear Harvey, commissioned by the theater, which will run April 18-25. Dan Kirsch will direct.
The play is a tribute to Harvey Milk, the first openly gay elected official in California who was also the recent subject of the acclaimed film, Milk. It is based on dozens of interviews with community leaders and Milk’s friends and family, including Tom Ammiano, Toni Atkins, Jackie Grover, Cleve Jones, Christine Kehoe, Anne Kronenberg, John Laird, Stuart Milk, Nicole Murray-Ramirez, Daniel Nicoletta, Mary Stockton, Robin Tyler, Dottie Wine and others. The play also uses historical materials and photographs.
The cast will include John Garcia, Tony Houck, Aaron Marcotte, Jerusha Matsen Neal, Carla Nell, Kim Strassburger, and Scott Striegel. The creative team will include Thomas Hodges (composer) Dominic Abbenante (projections), and Jeff Fightmaster (lighting).
For more information, visit www.diversionary.org.