Uptown Players presents Harvey Fierstein’s Torch Song
Uptown Players will open their season with Harvey Fierstein’s Torch Song, a new and shortened revival of Fierstein’s original 1983 Torch Song Trilogy. The play follows the life of Arnold Beckoff, a Jewish drag queen who makes it his life journey to find happiness in 1970s New York in the midst of homophobia and intolerance, even by his own family and partners.
The play chronicles the all-too-human journey about the families we're born into, the families we choose, and the battles to bring them all home. Harvey Fierstein’s Torch Song brings laughter and tears simultaneously, and the pioneering gay drama reminds us of the universal struggle between love and fear, and the circumstances we cannot change.