Your Gay Agenda: The Last Castrato, New York City
The Last Castrato, a gender-bending musical by Guy Fredrick Glass, made its off-Broadway debut at the Connelly Theater in Manhattan’s Alphabet City last night and continues through December 4. The Last Castrato tells the tale of Alessandro Moreschi (Jacob Pinion), the last of a long line of vocally talented boys who were castrated at a young age to preserve and improve their singing abilities as they aged. The story examines the personal struggle of Moreschi as he battles bureaucracy, homophobia and political ambition -- all while he tries to ascertain his own sexual identity and faces mounting pressure to preserve his talent through the newly minted phonograph. Head here for more on the show and tickets.
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-- Joseph Hassan