Brave Smiles...Another Lesbian Tragedy

Brave Smiles...Another Lesbian Tragedy

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

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

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Brave Smiles...Another Lesbian Tragedy

Brave Smiles...Another Lesbian Tragedy

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

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

Overview

In Brave Smiles...Another Lesbian Tragedy, master satirists The Five Lesbian Brothers turn their merciless eyes on the history of lesbians in theater, film, and literature. From their dismal yet erotically charged beginnings at the orphanage under the grip of a sadistic headmistress, our five heroines cross continents and a century to face their absurdly tragic ends. Along the way, they experience alcoholism, suicide, loneliness, pill popping, blacklisting, and a malignant brain tumor. Students of the lesbian art of misery will recognize gleeful skewerings of The Well of Loneliness, The Group, Maedchen in Uniform, and The Children's Hour in this rollicking, hilarious, and smart multicharacter classic.

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Cautions

  • Caution Alcohol Alcohol
  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes
  • Caution Smoking Smoking

Details

  • Time Period: 1970s, 1960s, 1950s, 1940s / WWII, 1930s, 1920s
  • Cast Attributes: All Female, Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Expandable casting
  • Target Audience: Adult

Authors

Maureen Angelos

Maureen Angelos

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 ...

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Babs Davy

Babs Davy

Dominique Dibbell

Dominique Dibbell

Peg Healey

Peg Healey

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