Harvey Fierstein Talks History & Humor In CASA VALENTINA

Harvey Fierstein Talks History & Humor In CASA VALENTINA

Harvey Fierstein Talks History & Humor In CASA VALENTINAMulti-award-winning playwright and activist Harvey Fierstein discusses some of the historical details informing his new Broadway play CASA VALENTINA as part of a new interview.

"I didn't really have a desire to write anything about cross-dressers anymore," Fierstein reveals, having found worldwide acclaim with plays such as TORCH SONG TRILOGY and musicals such as LA CAGE AUX FOLLES.

"I've written so much about drag queens. love my drag queens - I do love my drag queens," Fierstein qualifies.

Then, Fierstein says about his initial inspiration for CASA VALENTINA, "There was something about these photographs... something very different about them."

Plus, Fierstein reveals, "One thing I wanted to make sure of is that nobody would laugh at these characters."

Fierstein concludes, "There isn't a comedy I've written that doesn't have underlying - everything. Having a sense of humor is how you get through tragedy, isn't it?"

More information on the Casa Valentina talkback is available at the official site here.

View the new interview with Harvey Fierstein about CASA VALENTINA below.


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