1988 Classic “Torch Song Trilogy” Screens at the Capitol Theatre for Pride Month Series

Tue 6/19 @ 7:30PM

The Capitol Theatre’s Pride Month Film Series continues this month with a true classic: 1988’s Torch Song Trilogy.

The film is based on a group of three plays written by Harvey Fierstein and first produced in the late ’70s and early ’80s. They concern the travails of a Jewish torch singer/drag queen in New York as he attempts to carve out a satisfying life for himself in the face of discrimination and bigotry as well as relationship obstacles and personal tragedy. And while the AIDS crisis blew up in the years between the plays’ debuts and the movie, the film deals with issues the pre-existed and, sadly, outlived that crisis.

Admission is $9.75 for adults, $7 for seniors and children.  20% of concession sales from the series will go to the LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland which is building a brand new facility around the corner from the Capitol Theatre.

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