The Nance at New Conservatory Theatre Center

Northeast San Francisco

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This critically acclaimed stage drama from Douglas Carter Beane delves into the life of Chauncey Miles, a gay burlesque comic in 1937 New York. Full of comedic burlesque performances, the equally raucous and poignant show -- hailed as "a bold, brave play" by Backstage -- contrasts Mills' acceptance for his hilarious onstage antics as "the nance," a stereotypically effeminate homosexual character, with his difficult existence offstage as an aging man looking for love and acceptance. Direct from Broadway, San Francisco's New Conservatory Theatre Center presents the regional premiere of The Nance, bringing big, new life to a time when it was easy to play gay onstage, but dangerous to be gay offstage.

Event Description:

Burlesque Happy Hour: Thursday nights before the show, enjoy drinks, music and different spectacular burlesque performers each week.

The show contains brief nudity.

There is a bar at the venue. Concessions are welcome in the theater.

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    Northeast San Francisco

    25 Van Ness Avenue

    San Francisco, CA 94102

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