Torch Song Trilogy to return to Sydney for Mardi Gras 2013

The highly acclaimed Torch Song Trilogy will return to Sydney as part of the 2013 Mardi Gras. Helmed by Stephen Colyer (The Paris Letter, Hello Again), this funny and poignant show is sure to leave its mark when it lands at Darlinghurst Theatre in February.

Torch Song Trilogy will make a return to Sydney in February. Image supplied.
Torch Song Trilogy will make a return to Sydney in February. Image supplied.

Written by Harvey Fierstein, Torch Song Trilogy is an intensely personal collection of three plays that chronicle a Jewish New York drag queen’s quest for love, respect, and a life he can be proud of. The stories of protoganist Arnold Beckoff run the gamut from a failed affair with a reluctant lover to a relationship with a young fashion model, but the greatest torment in his life remains that of his tumultuous relationship with his mother.

When it opened on Broadway it won two Tony Awards, including best play, as well as Drama Desk and Theatre World Awards. It was adapted for film in 1981, starring Fierstein, Anne Bancroft, and Matthew Broderick.

The Sydney season features a strong cast comprised of Simon Corfield, Thom Jordan, Amanda Muggleton, Mathew Verevis, Christian Willis, and Belinda Wollaston. The touching, hilarious story will be more fully realised through music, with it played and sung live on stage by the cast.

Torch Song Trilogy is part of the Theatre 19 season at Darlinghurst Theatre in Potts Point. Previews begin Feburary 1st 2013. For tickets and more information visit darlinghursttheatre.com/theatre19 or phone 02 8356 9987.

Cassie Tongue

Cassie is a theatre critic and arts writer in Sydney, and is the deputy editor of AussieTheatre. She has written for The Guardian, Time Out Sydney, Daily Review, and BroadwayWorld Australia. She is a voter for the Sydney Theatre Awards.

Cassie Tongue

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