The Pointe Performing Arts Center raised more than $700 for the Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Community Center of Central Florida (otherwise known as the Center) last weekend with a performance of Torch Song Trilogy. Harvey Fierstein‘s trilogy of one-acts tell the story of a gay man named Arnold Beckoff, a drag queen dealing with love and loss in 1970s and ’80s New York.
The show continues through Nov. 14.
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The Pointe Performing Arts Center raised over $700 for The Center this past weekend with a performance of Harvey Feirstein’s Torch Song Trilogy accompanied by a silent auction. The cast and crew would like to thank sponsors including Taverna Opa, Aqua Day Spa, Arabian Nights, The Improv, Artsy Abode and Chipolte for their donations, and the generous audience members who purchased these items for their support; but would also like to acknowledge that what made this even more memorable was the fact that this play, which deals with the subject of gay adoption, was performed on the day the ban on gay adoption was lifted in Florida.
This trilogy, performed in its entirety, covers love, loss, acceptance, and transformation as it follows the life of Arnold, a gay man seeking understanding and a place in the world in 1970’s America. However, for as far as we have come as a society, many of the obstacles Arnold faces (relating to an overbearing mother, raising a child, losing a partner to a hate crime, losing a lover to fear of his own sexuality) are still as prevalent today as they were 30 years ago. Come see for yourself how far we have come as a society and how far we still have to go.
Torch Song Trilogy continues regular performances Thurs-Sun evenings through November 14. Tickets are available online at http://www.pointearts.org