RADCLYFFE: The Completely Honest and Mostly True Story of Victorian England’s Second Most Notorious Invert
Radclyffe Hall was a butch who swaggered her way through the early 20th century. She smoked green cigars, had innumerable illicit affairs, and penned the swiftly censored lesbian literary classic, ‘The Well of Loneliness.’ Her style and her fiction left an indelible mark on dyke culture for generations, still resonating with contemporary queer worlds. This pseudo-historical solo performance weaves together stories from Radclyffe’s life and times with what England’s second most notorious invert would have to say about queer life today, such as: “what ever happened to ‘romantic friendships’? What the hell is a ‘genderqueer?! And where can a butch get a good haircut in this town?!?”
Stay tuned for readings and workshop performances in Summer 2011.