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60 Star Starred
Lyric Stage Company of Boston
Between Trinity Pl and Stuart St 140 Clarendon Street Boston, MA 02116
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4.0 / 5 Rated by 12 members
Review from Stevew

Very insightful about a period of history and personal struggles.

reviewed Mar 31 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Susan Delaney

The first half was very good, but it got didactic towards the end. 15 minutes could be shaved off. it needs work, and tightening up, but the premiss is very good, well acted, an well staged.

reviewed Apr 01 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Chris Coveney

Though slightly stilted and didactic, this tells an important story about early gay rights entertainingly

reviewed Apr 12 2012 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

“_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)

Shelley Bolman

Steve Kidd

Victor Shopov

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