In honor of Hudson County’s Pride Month, the Hoboken Public Library will present a staged reading of “Torch Song Trilogy: Widows and Children First,” the Tony award-winning comedy/drama by Harvey Fierstein on Saturday, August 28 at 3:00 pm in the Hoboken Public Library’s Programming Room.
This funny and sometimes intense play follows the life and loves of a witty New York City drag queen and torch song singer as he copes with his ex-lover and a visit from his stern Jewish mother. He is also adjusting to life with his new, wise-cracking teenage adoptive son.
The cast features Off-Broadway, Film and TV actors Sidney Myer, Michael Stever, Logann Grayce and Hoboken’s own Florence Pape. Myer has appeared in several Off-Broadway plays, including “Grandma Sylvia’s Funeral,” “Dressing Room,” “Split Ends,” “Irene” and “Beauty and the Beast.” His Off-Off Broadway credits include “The Boys in the Band,” “Laughing Wild,” and “Times Square Angel” with Charles Busch. He has also performed in Cabarets in San Francisco, New York and London and has won several prestigious Cabaret awards. Pape has also appeared in several Off-Broadway plays, including “Laugh Supper,” “He’s Your Daddy,” “Can You Hear Me Now?”, “Criminally Insane,” and “Sorry For Your Loss.” Some of her favorite roles with the Hudson Theatre Ensemble are Joanne in “Company,” Martha in “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf,” Reba in “The Last Night of Ballyhoo” and Ouisier in “Steel Magnolias.” She has also appeared in three historical plays at the Hoboken Public Library.
This staged reading is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Sign-up on the events calendar on the Library’s website at https://hobokenlibrary.org or use this link: https://bccls.libcal.com/event/8061370?hs=a.
About the Hoboken Public Library
Founded in 1890, the Library is a cultural and educational centerpiece of the City of Hoboken, NJ. Its mission is to connect people with each other, ideas, and opportunities, and to support lifelong learning, personal growth, and community development. Full details on the Library, its programs and services, and collections – including a renowned Local History Collection – are available at www.HobokenLibrary.org. The Library building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.