Harvey Milk Play DEAR HARVEY Opens At Cal Rep

Harvey Milk Play DEAR HARVEY Opens At Cal Rep

California Repertory Company continues its 30th Anniversary Season with Dear Harvey by Patricia Loughrey. Opening during LGBT History Month and on National Coming Out Day, October 11, 2018, Dear Harvey, pays tribute to Harvey Milk one of the first openly gay elected official in the history of California. Despite his short career in politics, Harvey Milk became an icon of hope. This year marks the 40th anniversary of his assassination.

Dear Harvey is an urgent story of hope and activism. Spoken word combines with multimedia and music as an ensemble cast moves in and out of the identities of real-world figures whose lives were forever altered by Milk's too-short career. Jeff Janisheski says, "Patricia Loughrey has crafted a beautiful tapestry of different voices from the past - she mixes Harvey's voice with the voices of those who knew and worked with him. Let the hope that springs forth from this play be louder and louder as we continue Harvey's fight."

Director Peter Howard is a founding member of the Los Angeles-based Cornerstone Theater Company. Peter has worked as a director, playwright and performer, creating theater in collaboration with dozens of urban and rural communities across the United States since 1986. Recently, Peter directed the world premiere of Fellowship, Julie Marie Myatt's audience-participatory play about hunger and volunteerism. He is the recipient of a Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowship for Distinguished Achievement and works as a teaching artist, director and facilitator of community dialogue in a variety of Los Angeles youth and community arts programs.

Playwright Patricia Loughrey is an award-winning playwright, most recently the recipient of Celebration Theatre's Chuck Rowland Pioneer Award for LGBT theatre. Dear Harvey has received over two dozen productions nationwide and is published by Playscripts Inc. She is currently developing a play with Thomas Hodges for the Milk Foundation about the global activism of Harvey's nephew, Stuart Milk.

Tickets: http://web.csulb.edu/colleges/cota/theatre/on-stage-now/index.html

Prices: General Admission $23

Students (w/ID)/ CSULB Faculty & Staff/$18

Seniors (55+)/ Military: $20

Groups 10+: $15 per ticket

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