By Harvey Fierstein
Directed by Donnie Baillargeon (The Price, Fun Home)
Friday, May 5 8pm
Saturday, May 6 2pm & 8pm
Thursday, May 11 & Friday, May 12 8pm
Saturday, May 13 2pm & 8pm
Thursday, May 18 & Friday, May 19 8pm
Saturday, May 20 2pm & 8pm
During the summer of 1962 mainstream society had very little room for any behavior considered out of the norm. These were still the days that men were to behave “like men”, and nobody was to be outrageous (except Jerry Lewis). But, if you were a man who dressed in women’s clothes, there were few opportunities for finding community, let alone understanding. It is in this “ancient” society that George and Rita have built a refuge in the Catskills for men to express their true selves; where George can rule the roost as Valentina: a house bursting with music, conversation, and conviviality. Yet, the bonds of the community are severely strained when a leader for a national “Sorority” movement comes to the Catskills to recruit them. But joining this Sorority might cost them more than they’re willing to pay: their anonymity, their friends, and fundamentally perhaps, a piece of themselves. In Casa Valentina, we find that there are no easy answers, no perfect havens, no painless choices and that the “only way out, is through”.
Our Productions: 2013-2022
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Covid 19 Policy:
At this time, we do not require proof of vaccination for audience members. We do encourage our patrons to wear masks while in the theatre, but do not require it. Our board of directors meets regularly and will make changes to this policy based on state and local health guidelines and mandates. If you or a member of your household are experiencing any COVID symptoms, please stay home and contact our box office for information about ticket exchanges. All of our performers have provided proof of vaccination and will perform unmasked. We will continue to evaluate and update these policies as the situation evolves. Ticket holders will be notified of any changes regarding these policies. Thank you for your help in keeping everyone safe at Vokes Theatre. We look forward to seeing you soon!