A note: the Stuart Little depicted in this work of fiction is derived from E.B White's 1945 novel of the same name, and, in this short work of fiction, is depicted as an old man. Remy and Despereaux are approximately the same age, working from the assumption that since Tale of Despereaux was published in … Continue reading Three of Them: A Short Gay Socialite Theater Piece concerning Remy, Despereaux, and Stuart Little
As we all know, Pierre Bezukhov, the character from Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace, is gay. Great Comet, Dave Malloy's musical adaptation of part of the novel, hints at this fact, but not, in my opinion, quite enough. Here are the slight lyrical changes and production choices that I always make in my head when … Continue reading Lyrical Changes I Would Make to Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 to Make the Fact That Pierre Is in Love With Andrey More Explicit
Hello Niche Readers! We, and by we I mean I, Seph, would like to take a break from our usual programming to inform you that until April 30th you can watch the BBC broadcast of the recent Almeida Theatre production of Hamlet, directed by Robert Icke and starring Andrew Scott. It's good. You should watch … Continue reading Please Watch the Andrew Scott Hamlet Before the BBC Takes It Off Their Website
Twin Peaks and Hamlet are two of my favorite stories. They have a lot in common: both are murder mysteries with far too many characters and subplots; both deal with themes of corruption, mortality, domestic violence, and the terrifying unknowability of nature and of the life to come; both prominently feature the troublingly fetishized body of … Continue reading Twin Peaks Characters as the Cast of Hamlet: A Listicle
Hey Niche Readers! Like many TV fans, I'm sure a lot of you have seen Season 2 of the hit Netflix series Stranger Things. Like us, I'm sure your hearts were warmed by the themes of friendship, found family, and the power of love to conquer adversity characteristic of the show. However, also like us, I'm sure many of you were dissatisfied by the show's heteronormativity and slightly overdone 1980s Spielberg Kitsch aesthetic. Never fear! Here to help are Hannah and Seph, with an LGBT-friendly spinoff known as the Boy Actor AU, or Trans Elizabethan Stranger Things: The Musical.
She asks you if you’d like something to eat. You say you want an olive. She says you two don’t have any olives in the house because she didn’t know you liked them. You pause. You tell her you’ve always liked olives.
Does your teen seem kind of gay? Not gay in the usual way, but gay in the terrifying evil old McCarthyite lawyer way? Has your teen started speaking in something like a 1950s Jewish New York accent but with the impeccable vocal flourish of Al Pacino or Nathan Lane? Is your child as hellbent on … Continue reading Is Your Teen Kin With Roy Cohn?
About 21 hours ago, blogger Chelsea Fagan delivered the funniest tweet of all time unto us: the other day a bartender told me his high school did a performance of RENT where they couldn't say AIDS so all the characters had diabetes — Chelsea Fagan (@Chelsea_Fagan) October 6, 2017 I mean, we've all heard of … Continue reading A Conservative High School Production of Angels in America Where They Can’t Say AIDS So All the Characters Have Diabetes Instead
Scenes from Pygmalion; scenes from My Fair Lady; a lot of lines that are paraphrased; some lines that are literally copy-pasted from the works of George Bernard Shaw. PICKERING: i came from india to meet you! HIGGINS: i was going to india to meet you! PICKERING: omg! HIGGINS: i live at 27a wimpole street if … Continue reading Two Linguists Invent Eliza Doolittle
Aaron Sorkin wrote a Broadway version of To Kill a Mockingbird. You may know Aaron for his works that start with "The": The West Wing, The Newsroom, The Social Network. By contrast his works that lacked the "The" haven't taken off as much: Sports Night? Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip? I guess Moneyball was a success … Continue reading Titles for Aaron Sorkin’s To Kill a Mockingbird that Start with “The”