Announcement from Lambda Players
a tribute to Harvey Milk
Celebrating Harvey Milk's Birthday May 22nd
Sacramento CA - May 15, 2009 - "Dear Harvey," a readers theatre tribute to the life and legacy of Harvey Milk, opened on May 14th for a limited four-week run at the Lambda Players Studio Theatre, 1028 R Street in downtown Sacramento.
Harvey Milk, born May 22, 1930, was an American politician and the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in California, as a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. In 2008 Diversionary Theatre of San Diego commissioned Patricia Loughrey to write a play in tribute to Harvey Milk. "Dear Harvey" shares the stories of Harvey's rise and untimely death in 1978 and how his life and passion influenced the lives of many people around him. Interviewees include: Tom Ammiano, Cleve Jones, Anne Kronenberg, John Laird, Dan Nicoletta, Stuart Milk, Chris Kehoe, Robin Tyler and others.
This original readers theatre production is a premiere in Sacramento and will run through May 31 at the Lambda Players Studio Theatre. This timely piece, related through various sources, provides a touching, life-affirming and at times humorous portrait of the activist who affected so many and changed the course of politics. Milk fought not only for gays and lesbians, but also for other minorities, the elderly, unions, public transit, health care, and even dope smokers and prostitutes. He believed in individual freedoms, the power of community and the importance of gays to come out of the closet, to be seen and heard. Tickets are a donation of $5.
DEAR HARVEY: THURSDAYS 8 P.M., SUNDAYS 2 P.M. THROUGH MAY 31.
LAMBDA PLAYERS STUDIO THEATRE
1028 R STREET SACRAMENTO CA 95811
(corner of 11th and R)