The Swell of Loneliness: Beebo Brinker

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Continuing to peruse the releases for upcoming fall shows, I was very pleased to see this production of The Beebo Brinker Chronicles by the Hourglass Group. Hourglass doesn't have a permanent theater or the financial wherewithal to create productions too terribly often, but they're almost invariably excellent--clever and brash with great roles for the ladies. The Beebo Brinker Chronicles should prove no exception. It's based on the lesbian pulp classics by Ann Bannon and concerns Greenwich Village subcultures in the 1950s. This production, directed by Leigh Silverman, stars Carolyn Baeumler, Marin Ireland, and the peerless David Greenspan. Performances begin September 27.

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