THE NANCE by Douglas Carter Beane - Directed by Steve Noll

April 21 - May 6, 2017

Underwritten by a generous gift from Rosemary Dorney

Chauncey Miles is a gay burlesque comedian who plays a “nance” – a stereotypically flamboyant, camp representation of a homosexual.  Caught up in New York Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia’s crackdown on “deviants” before the 1939 World’s Fair, Chauncey is forced to confront the contradiction between the character he plays on the stage and who he is in real life.

The Nance‘s mixture of broad comedy and pathos brilliantly depicts the time when it was easy to play gay but dangerous to be gay.

On the Drury stage

Tickets - $20.  Purchase Online or by phone at 608-661-9696.

With the talents of:

Dennis Yadon

Scott Stanley

Joe Molloy

Katie Debs

Marie Mack

Ariel LeBron

Miranda Belle


Friday, Apr 21 - 7:30

Saturday, Apr 22 - 7:30

Thursday, April 27 - 7:30

Friday, April 28 - 7:30

Saturday, April 29 - 7:30

Sunday, April 30 - 2:00 pm

Thursday, May 4 - 7:30

Friday, May 5 - 7:30

Saturday, May 6 - 2:00 pm