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Abe Rybeck and two other actors from the Theater Offensive posing in costume.

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In 1989, founding Artistic Director Abe Rybeck and a group of artist/activists formed The Theater Offensive to expand on the success of the gay men's guerrilla theater troupe, United Fruit Company. The Theater Offensive mounts and produces festivals…

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On verso: Adult Children of Heterosexuals performs their unique brand of high camp, raucous cabaret at Nightstage in Cambridge on July 6 at 8pm. Band members (l to r) Scott Madden, Felice Shays, Lynn Brown, and (bottom) Abe Rybeck will croon to make…

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Four men wearing dresses pose dramatically in front of a banner that reads: "United Fruit." Abe Rybeck is pictured at the far right.

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Abe Rybeck, wearing a blonde wig, standing with two other men, one in a bathrobe, at an outdoor protest. Banners on a wall behind the men read "Hunger Kills As Well As Guns, Stop the Embargo" and "No U.S. War on Nicaragua, Stop the Embargo." Other…

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Abe Rybeck, fist raised and smiling, with his arm around a life-size puppet.

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Abe Rybeck smiling with his arm around a man wearing a sweater dress and hat that reads "Like a Virgin."

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Stephen Harrington, Abe Rybeck, and Scottie Madden of the Theater Offensive standing in a row with five puppets. Each man is speaking into a microphone.

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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…
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