Playhouse on the Square is set for the regional premiere of Harvey Fierstein’s groundbreaking play, Torch Song, January 28 – February 13, 2022 at Circuit Playhouse, 51 South Cooper Street, Memphis, TN 38104.
Hilarious and heartbreaking, Arnold Beckoff is on an odyssey to find happiness in New York City. All he wants is a husband, a child, and a pair of bunny slippers that fit him. But a visit from his bossy mother reminds him that he needs one more thing: respect.
Award-winning director and Playhouse on the Square Resident Company member Dave Landis (Little Shop of Horrors, Book of Will) leads a who’s who of Memphis theater talent, including Kevar Maffit (Kinky Boots) as Arnold Beckoff . Memphis theater icon and 2020 Eugart Yearain Lifetime Achievement Award winner Anne Marie Hall (Lifetime of a Fact, Tuck Everlasting), stars as Brooke Paprtitz (Days of Rage, Songs for a New World), member of Ma and Playhouse on the Square. ) returns to The Circuit Playhouse Stage as Laurel. The role of Ed is played by former Playhouse on the Square Associate Company member Evan Linder (Five lesbians eating a quiche). Linder is also remembered as an award-winning playwright, whose work Byhalia, Mississippi has received critical acclaim, garnering a 2019 production at the Kennedy Center, starring the ABC actor How To Get Away With Murder. , Jack Falahee.
For tickets for Torch Song, call the box office at (901) 726-4656 or visit the website, www.playhouseonthesquare.org. Special price for opening weekend tickets $ 27. The Pay What You Can performance will take place on Thursday, February 3.