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British Stonewall Drama to Make NYC Debut

British Stonewall Drama to Make NYC Debut


Set in New York's simmering Greenwich Village, A Hard Rain looks back at the dawn of the modern gay rights movement.

Nobody is gonna rain on their riots.

A Hard Rain, a new drama by British playwrights Jon Bradfield and Martin Hooper, considers the circumstances leading up to June 28, 1969, when an outraged crowd resisted a police raid of Stonewall Inn and ignited the modern gay rights movement.

Directed by Michael Luggio, the American premiere of A Hard Rain will run January 6-25, 2015, at New York's Theater for the New City.

The play, which debuted earlier this year at London's Above the Stag Theatre, "is set in 1969 Greenwich Village in the sweltering few days before the Stonewall riots," according to press notes about the production. "A drag queen and former soldier named Ruby, veteran of ten months' fighting in Vietnam, rocks up in Greenwich Village in high heels and a rage. In a Mafia-run bar greased with smart-talking queers, bribe-happy cops, and nervous Wall Street high-flyers, she meets a street kid and will change his world, and ours."

The cast of A Hard Rain includes Carson Alexander, Michael Garrahy, Teo Rapp-Olsson, Xandra Leigh Parker, Nick Ryan, and Andrew Schoomaker.

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