The reviews are in! The Cape Cod premiere of Harvey Fierstein's Casa Valentina is selling out with rave reviews from critics and audience, alike.
From the Provincetown Independent: "Ellen Rousseau’s stunning multilevel set, spanning the full length of the theater, brings the many rooms of the compound together while also expressing the compartmentalization of the cross-dressers’ lives. Drake directs his ensemble of mostly local talent with remarkable precision and depth: each character is an engaging and unique individual, and they act together like musicians in an orchestra. It’s virtually impossible to single anyone out, but the two cisgender women in the cast — Scribner as George’s wife, Rita, and Anne Stott as The Judge/Amy’s daughter — are heart-wrenching. Rita is arguably the central character of the play, and Scribner capably lives up to the challenge."
From the Cape Cod Times: "In its production of Harvey Fierstein’s “Casa Valentina,” The Provincetown Theater deftly combines an unflinching exploration of homophobia and transphobia with searing drama and — just for good measure — a liberal seasoning of expertly delivered humorous one-liners. The show seems particularly meaningful in this period when the LGBTQ community is under attack and issues around gender identity are in the headlines daily. And it’s eye-opening to see that 60 years ago — when this show is set — people were dealing with the same heart-wrenching issues that color our lives and relationships today. It does make you wonder how far society has really come."
You don't want to miss this show. Tickets are still available, but the run is limited - 7 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through May 28.