Direct from Broadway, "The Nance" recreates the naughty, raucous world of burlesque's heyday and tells the backstage story of headliner Chauncey Miles, who plays "the nance", a flamboyantly effeminate stock character – usually played by a straight man. At a time when it was easy to play gay and dangerous to be gay, Chauncey's uproarious antics on the stage stand out in marked contrast to his offstage life.
By Douglas Carter Beane
Directed by Dennis Lickteig
Starring acclaimed actor P.A. Cooley
“A bold, brave play.” – Backstage
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