LGBT theater-goers have their work cut out for them as they pick and choose among perverse family dramas, twisted comedies, historical musicals, and operatic performances offered by performance venues around Charm City.
At Center Stage, the prodigal son returns for one last weekend in Harold Pinter’s “The Homecoming.” The “raw family tale” closes on February 20. Next up, CS Cabaret offers Charlotte Cohn’s “Simply Complicated: The Elegant Escapades of a Danish-Israeli Opera-Singing Tank Commander” from Feb. 24 to 27.
Currently at the Hippodrome, audiences can still catch “Jersey Boys,” the rags-to riches tale based on the men behind the 1960s pop group, The Four Seasons, now through Feb 27. Then, from March 1 to 6, the theater will present “Les Miserables,” a new production of the musical, based the world famous story of revolution in early 19th century France.
Opening on Feb. 18 is Tina Howe’s “Approaching Zanzibar”at Spotlighters Theatre. In this “determinedly uplifting comedy” an American family confronts mortality, through March 13. Also beginning Feb. 18, Fells Point Corner Theater presents Neil LaBute’s “reasons to be pretty,” an “expletive-driven” reflection on language, now though March 18.
Starting Feb. 24, Theatre Project remembers the 1950s with two one-act operas: Leonard Bernstein’s “Trouble in Tahiti” and Lee Hoiby’s “This is the Rill Speaking.” The audience can return to another time as two gay composers explore the margins of suburban and rural mid-20th century America, through Feb. 27.