The Temperamentals: Acclaimed Off-Broadway Play in Boston
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In this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning drama set in the Bronx in 1964, Sister Aloysius, the principal of a Catholic school in the borough, takes matters into her own hands when she suspects that young newcomer Father Flynn has sexually abused the school's only black student. As she wrestles with her doubts, she questions an idealistic young nun and the mother of the alleged victim, perhaps changing them forever. The 2008 film adaptation, starring Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Viola Davis and Philip Seymour Hoffman, earned Oscar nominations for all four actors. This gripping drama about suspicion, scandal and the elusiveness of moral certainty stars Karen MacDonald. Learn More
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This play takes on the difficult job of recounting history as drama, and does well with it. Harry and Rudi both come across as very real people, strengths and weaknesses and conflicting desires, which feed into their personal and political choices.
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“_The Temperamentals_ is an exceedingly fine play – smart, passionate, focused, and satisfying.—Backstage
By Jon Marans
Directed by Jeremy Johnson
This hit off-Broadway play tells the story of two men – the communist Harry Hay and the Viennese refugee and fashion designer Rudi Gernreich – as they fall in love while forming the first gay-rights organization in the pre-Stonewall United States. “Temperamental” was a necessary code word in the early 1950s – danger was always an underlying presence but with it, a heady, intoxicating secrecy also hung in the air.
Will McGarrahan (as Harry Hay)
Nael Nacer (as Rudi Gernreich)