Beards: A New Musical
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Beards: A New Musical

Elana Mirella Mariani and Liberty Laferriere

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival


The Gershman Black Box
401 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
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September 5–9, 2019

Beards follows the story of a young woman named Eva living in Manhattan in 1959. In this play, we watch her navigate relationships of all kinds as she grows a “beard” business in which she rents herself—and eventually, others—out to gay men of all backgrounds to pass themselves off as straight couples. With witty characters, an intricate storyline, and pop-rock music with influences from the 1950s and 1960s, Beards examines themes of feminism and LGBTQ+ rights, family values, moral absolutism, and emotional prostitution through a modern lens.

$10 / 90 minutes

Written by Elana Mirella Mariani and Liberty Laferriere Directed by James Bruenger

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