Abe Rybeck and Damien Thibodeaux in costume for a performance of "Pure PolyESTHER"

Title

Abe Rybeck and Damien Thibodeaux in costume for a performance of "Pure PolyESTHER"

Subject

Thibodeaux, Damien
Rybeck, Abe
Mood Swings
Theater Offensive

Description

Pure Polyesther is a hilarious and subversive retelling of the Old Testament story of Esther. The Theater Offensive's purimspiel mixes slapstick, klezmer, cross-dressing, outrageous scenery-chewing, and queer coupling with an earnest message about being true to yourself and your community. First staged as a live-action production in 1992, Pure Polyesther has acquired a loyal following for its annual presentation during the festival of Purim.

Information on back of photograph: Abe Rybeck and Damien Thibodeaux in Pure PolyESTHER: A Biblical Burlesque at the Boston Center for the Arts, March 14 through 24, presented by The Theater Offensive. Call for tickets, 617/423-0942.

Creator

Chen, Larry

Publisher

The History Project: Documenting LGBTQ Boston

Rights

Contact info@historyproject.org for more information.

Identifier

GCN.ORG.00485

Physical Dimensions

8 x 10

Files

GCN.ORG.00485.tiff

Citation

Chen, Larry, “Abe Rybeck and Damien Thibodeaux in costume for a performance of "Pure PolyESTHER",” Documented | Digital Collections of The History Project, accessed July 24, 2017, http://historyproject.omeka.net/items/show/286.

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