• May 9, 2024 - Jun 2, 2024
  • 2h 45m
"Spectacular" - New York Times

Torch Song

Recommended for ages 14 and up.

Directed by Evren Odcikin

“Spectacular. An energizing joy, as stimulating as four shots of espresso” – New York Times
“Exquisite!” – Entertainment Weekly
“Highly entertaining!” – The Hollywood Reporter

MTC closes its 23-24 season with Torch Song, bringing the Bay Area its first look at Harvey Fierstein’s acclaimed, newly revised two-act version of his Tony-winning Torch Song Trilogy. This fast-paced play follows Arnold Beckoff, a lovelorn Jewish drag queen wielding the pithy wit of a Fran Lebowitz, looking for love in New York City. By turns hilarious and deeply moving, this rollicking work finds Arnold stumbling through modern life, wallowing in cynical despair at ever finding a husband, a child, and a pair of bunny slippers that fit. When his disapproving mother arrives from Miami, the fur really starts to fly. This MTC revival of a landmark play by Fierstein, an icon and staple of American musical theatre and Broadway, is an event you won’t want to miss.

Directed by Evren Odcikin, the stellar cast of local notables includes Dean Linnard, Nancy Carlin, Joe Ayers, Patrick Andrew Jones, Edric Young, and Kina Kantor.

This production runs approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes plus a 15-minute intermission.

Please be advised: this production contains adult content, including profanity and simulated sex and smoking.

Torch Song Show Program:

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Educator, military, and artist/industry discounted tickets are available as quantity allows.

Please call the box office to inquire - 415.388.5208

Mask Policy:

Masks will be required for all Wednesday 7:30 pm performances and Thursday Perspectives performances at 1:00 pm. Masks will remain optional but strongly encouraged at all other performances throughout the season. Please note that this policy is subject to change. Please contact the box office for more information on our COVID-19 policies.