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Voyage to Lesbos - Full Length Play, Dark Comedy

Voyage to Lesbos

Maureen Angelos, Lisa Kron, Babs Davy, Dominique Dibbell, Peg Healey

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Full Length Play, Dark Comedy

5f

ISBN: 9781559361668

"Like the best new queer art, Voyage to Lesbos co-opts all the most pathetic mainstream stereotypes of gayness, and plays them for all their maliciously parodic worth." - San Francisco Weekly

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Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Description

Full Length Play

Dark Comedy

Time Period - 1960s

Settings Of Play - Lesbos County, Illinois. 1960s

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

Strong Language, Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

The maiden effort from legendary theater troupe the Five Lesbian Brothers, Voyage to Lesbos takes a darkly humorous look at the warping effects of internalized homophobia and phallo-centrism on the lesbian psyche. The action takes place in Lesbos, Illinois, in a vaguely defined pre-Stonewall, post-Freudian period of American culture. The occasion is Bonnie's wedding day. Five inextricably intertwined women ostensibly prepare for the happy event, while their every action serves to sabotage it. Highlights include several rousing musical numbers and a jerk-off session between the cousins, Bonnie and Connie, involving banal heterosexual fantasy and a vacuum cleaner. Ever treading on thin ice, Voyage to Lesbos laughs so that it does not cry.

REVIEWS

"Like the best new queer art, Voyage to Lesbos co-opts all the most pathetic mainstream stereotypes of gayness, and plays them for all their maliciously parodic worth." - San Francisco Weekly

"High on lesbian content and unrestrained sexuality." - SF Bay Guardian


Voyage to Lesbos premiered at the WOW Cafe in new York City in May 1990 under the direction of Kate Stafford.

Characters

CASTING

5f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

All Female

JANET - butch-like, squirrely, has sex with Bonnie, mid-twenties.
EVELYN - serious and dark inside, has sex with Bonnie, early thirties.
CONNIE - a mess, but she wears her sixties fashion well. Bonnie's cousin, has had sex with bonnie and Mimi, early thirties.
BONNIE - perky and manic, probably blond, Connie's cousin, has sex with everyone in the play, mid-twneties.
MIMI - divorcee who seems older than her years, used to have sex with Connie, early thirties.
PAPER GIRL
DR. ROBERT TAYLOR - predatory psychoanalyst.
PRIEST - predatory man of the cloth.
Author(s)
Lisa Kron

Lisa Kron

Lisa Kron is a writer and performer whose work has been widely produced in New York, regionally, and internationally. Her plays include Well, 2.5 Minute Ride, and The Ver**zon Play. She wrote the book and lyrics for the musical Fun Home (with music by composer Jeanine Tesori), winner of five 2015 Tony Awards including Best Musical. Lisa and Jeanine were the first all-woman team to ever receive a ... view full profile

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