The Provincetown Theater presents: The Drag by Mae West
Provincetown Theater [Provincetown]
|Date:||May 19, 2022|
|Address:||238 Bradford Street Provincetown|
Showings begin at the Provincetown Theater May 19 and run through June 5! The first of five full-length productions this year at The Provincetown Theater.
Mae West’s notorious melodrama The Drag is described by the author as “A Homosexual Comedy,” The Drag was shut down by the Vice Squad in 1927 for “corrupting the morals of youths” because it told the taboo tale of a closeted Park Avenue newlywed and his secret double-life with a pack of Greenwich Village drag queens. Banned in Bayonne, The Drag never reached its destination of the Great White Way. Still as funny and relevant as it was nearly 100 years ago, the Provincetown Theater’s mounting of West’s forgotten work will be its first professional mounting since the cops closed her down in 1927.
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