The Edge Theater Company to Present Regional Premiere of THE NANCE

The Edge Theater Company presents the Regional Premiere of "The Nance" March 3 through April 2 with performances on Fridays and Saturdays and Monday, March 20 at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 6:00 p.m. No performance on Sunday, March 19.

Tickets are $28; $22 on February 6, and are available online at www.theedgetheater.com or by calling 303-232-0363. Group rates are available. Performances play The Edge Theater, 1560 Teller Street, Lakewood CO 80214. Free Parking.

In the 1930s, burlesque impresarios welcomed the hilarious comics and musical parodies of vaudeville to their decidedly lowbrow niche. A headliner called "the nance"-usually played by a straight man-was a stereotypically camp homosexual and master of comic double entendre. "The Nance" recreates the naughty, raucous world of burlesque's heyday and tells the backstage story of Chauncey Miles and his fellow performers. At a time when it was easy to play gay and dangerous to be gay, Chauncey's uproarious antics on the stage stand out in marked contrast to his offstage life. Embedded within this show are 12 hilarious vaudeville and burlesque acts.

Director Rick Yaconis has cast Warren Sherrill (Chauncey Miles), Jihad Milhem (Ned), John Ashton (Ephram), Patty Ionoff (Sylvie), Emily Tuckman (Carmen), Amy Gray (Joan) and Emily Gomes (Rose).

Douglas Carter Beane's work includes the screenplay of To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar and several plays including The Country Club and The Little Dog Laughed, which was nominated for the 2007 Tony Award for Best Play and As Bees in Honey Drown, which ran at New York's Lucille Lortel Theatre in 1997.

IF YOU GO:

"The Nance"

Mar. 3 - Apr. 2
Fri./ Sat. & Mon, Mar 20 at 8:00 p.m.; Sun. at 6 p.m.;
No performance on Sunday, March 19

At The Edge Theater, 1560 Teller Street, Lakewood CO 80214. Free Parking.

Tickets: $22-$28
Purchase by calling 303-232-0363 or online at www.theedgetheater.com.

Note: Adult themes

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