Pretty Tough Guys
Now that Leonardo DiCaprio has been tapped to play J. Edgar Hoover in an upcoming biopic, America will be hearing a lot more about the controversial FBI director. Before that, though, the Theater Company of Lafayette is staging the satirical G-Men in G-Strings, a show comprising nine one-act plays that shed light on the closeted life of one of America's most notorious public figures.
"From our overly zealous military to our thirst for gladiator-style sports, American culture is uniquely steeped in machismo and heterosexual masculinity," explains Erich Toll, the show's co-director. "Yet from political and religious scandals to persistent rumors about Hollywood action stars, it seems this machismo often covers up a reality that is precisely the opposite. The FBI, especially in its crew-cut, 50s heyday, seemed the epitome of American masculinity. So its fascinating that its legendary leader was, in fact, a cross-dresser with a penchant for gay lovers. Oh, the irony!"
G-Men in G-Strings opens tonight at 7:30 p.m. and runs through August 7 at the Mary Miller Theater, 300 East Simpson Street in Lafayette. Seats are $10 to $12. For tickets and info, call 720-209-2154 or visit www.tclstage.org.
Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., Aug. 1, 6 p.m. Starts: July 30. Continues through Aug. 7, 2010
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