The Speed Twins at Venus Theatre, May 3-27
THE SPEED TWINS
by Maureen Chadwick
directed by Deborah Randall
May 3 – 27, 2018
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8pm; Saturdays and Sundays at 3pm.
Location: Venus Theatre.
The Speed Twins unleashes an explosive and darkly comic conflict of desires and challenges us all to ask fundamental questions about identity. Three older women meet as strangers in a spectral version of the Gateways, the lesbian nightclub featured in the film “The Killing of Sister George”: Queenie is in complete denial of her sexuality, Ollie thinks she’s died and gone to Dyke Heaven, and Shirley looks as if she hasn’t aged a day since she lost the love of her life back in 1962. As the drink flows, uncomfortable truths are revealed as Queenie struggles to justify her life’s choices. Torn between temptation and fear, will she go to her grave with her conventional moral certainties intact? Or will she have the courage to re-write history and finally be true to her heart? The Speed Twins unleashes an explosive and darkly comic conflict of desires and challenges us all to ask fundamental questions about identity.
Tickets are $40 General Admission, $20 for Friend of Venus, $15 for Student or Senior. Buy tickets here.