Events on Wednesday, July 16, 2014
The Nance - Stage Direction by Jack O'Brien
Jul1620147:00 pm - 9:30 pmParamount Center
Bright Family Screening Room
Sponsored by ArtsEmerson
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ArtsEmerson continues a summer of giants of the stage captured on screen with Douglas Carter Beane's 2013 drama The Nance, produced by Lincoln Center Theater and headlined by two-time Tony Award-winning actor Nathan Lane. In The Nance, Beane tells the story of Chauncey Miles (Nathan Lane), a headline nance performer in the twilight of New York burlesque's era. Integrating burlesque sketches into his drama, Beane paints the portrait of a homosexual man living and working in the secretive and dangerous gay world of 1930's New York, whose outrageous antics on the burlesque stage stand in marked contrast to his messy offstage life. This presentation is made possible by Screenvision, a leading innovator in cinema advertising, and Lincoln Center.