Yes, JERKER contains adult language and describes mature situations which some individuals might find shocking and not at all to their taste (this show is for audiences 18 years & over only). Then, why stage JERKER?
This play (written by a noted author, critic and composer) simultaneously celebrates and denounces a very specific time in the American consciousness (1985) just as the "gay epidemic" was gripping our country and laying wastes to thousands of lives (if not more).
The play certainly does speak to gay men and other members of the LGBT audience. But the play celebrates friendship, connection, and (ultimately) love and these issues speak to all of us. To categorize it as only a "gay play" is comparable to stating that the recently staged THE PENELOPIAD is a "Woman's play," THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK is a "Jewish play," A RAISIN IN THE SUN is a "Black play," and so and so on. If stunningly frank sexual language is simply too large a barrier for you, we thank you for your past, present and future support and recommend that you "skip this one."
However, if you are artistically adventurous, seek greater understanding of issues which persist to this very day (!), and are theatrically bold enough to see past and beyond mere language, then you will enjoy this special off-site production which speaks to all sectors of the human audience.
Featuring the talents of Milwaukee actors Bill Jackson and Marty McNamee.
Boulevard thanks the Milwaukee Arts Board for its consistent support of projects which "extend the envelope" and we are indebted to the LBGT Community Center (Karen Gotzler and Tom Hanley) for approaching the Boulevard to stage a production in their space.
Milwaukee LBGT Community Center (View)
1110 N. Market Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|