Randy Harrison and More to Appear in Justin Sayre's THE CLICK OF THE LOCK Reading at Cherry Lane, 10/16


{Your Name Here} A Queer Theater Company presents a one night only reading of the new play The Click of the Lock, a new play by Justin Sayre (The Meeting*, Night of a Thousand Judys). The cast will feature Tyler J. Baranski, Christian Coulson (Harry Potter, SWAN!!!), Cole Escola (Logo TV's "Jeffery & Cole Casserole"), Logan Ford, Randy Harrison (Silence! The Musical, Showtime's "Queer as Folk"), Rob Maitner (Urinetown, NY Fringe Festival; Bistro Award for Fairy Tales at the WPA Theater) and Allen McCullough. Tony Award nominee Kenny Mellman is the Musical Director with Sayre serving as Director. The show will be held at the Cherry Lane Studio Theater (38 Commerce Street in Manhattan) at 7:00 PM. To reserve a seat, please contact Jeremy Bohmstein at jeremy@yournamehereqtc.org.

The Click of the Lock, set in The Bowery of 1901, tells of the often forgotten world of the Fairie Resorts, the first instance of gay visibility in New York, a small group of saloons gearing toward men of certain "proclivities." "The Click of the Lock" follows "Lillian Russel," an aging fairie struggling to find a new home as one after another of the resorts are closed down. As a last chance, she goes to The Dream, where she is far from welcome. She talks with her "daughter," Gracie, trying to court Grace with the promises from a very wealthy and love-starved, Daniel. At the core of the play are conflicts with love, in the ephemeral and the tangible, the creation of an identity, and the truth about what we can own. Using the backdrop of the bad old days of the Bowery, music of the saloons, and this early emergence of early gay culture, "The Click of the Lock" sets out to explore the questions of family and identity, a play for anyone who thinks they know who they really are.

{YOUR NAME HERE} is a Queer Theater Company aimed at producing and creating groundbreaking and thought-provoking new works that positively depict the LGBTIQQA community and propel these stories to a larger audience. David Macke serves as Artistic Director. Our aim is to inspire, empower and celebrate. Our body of work will consist of full productions, a three-tiered reading series, talk backs, as well as a community/educational outreach component. Continue to follow the website yournamehereqtc.org and on the theater's social media pages facebook.com/yournameherenyc, twitter.com/yournameherenyc, and yournamehereqtc.tumblr.com

Justin Sayre – best known as the creator and writer of the hit downtown comedy variety show The Meeting* and it's annual benefit Night of A Thousand Judys – is a child of Forty Fort, Pennsylvania who demonstrated a supernatural instinct for "camp" at an early age. With a voice straight out the MGM finishing school for girls, he moved to New York believing it was still 1947. He was terribly misinformed. As an actor, he has worked and studied with some of the finest professionals in the city. As a gay, Justin has excelled at scarf placement, devilish quips, and a healthy but firm love of the American musical. He has also performed at Comix, "Our Hit Parade" at Joe's Pub. Justin has contributed a to the Radical Faerie Digest – one of the oldest gay publications in the country. In 2011, two of his short plays were presented by the "Fame and Shame on the LES" performance series. An evening of his short plays, Justin Sayre Is Alive and Well… Writing – called one of the "Top 10 Events on the New York Stage" by the New York Daily News – sold out two shows at Ars Nova in April. In June, Justin co-wrote and narrated a new adaptation of Stravinsky's "The Soldier's Tale" for the Greenwich Music Festival, which was called "a thought-provoking, atmospheric performance" by Greenwich Time. He recently hosted a special centennial event to celebrate Harry Hay, co-founder of the Mattachine Society, at New York's Center for Gay and Lesbian Studies.

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