Casa Valentina

By Harvey Fierstein

Directed by Michael Bruno

Back in 1962, most men went to the Catskill Mountains to escape the summer heat, but others took the two-hour drive to escape something else entirely: being men. Nestled in the land of dirty dancing and borscht belt comedy sat an inconspicuous bungalow colony that catered to a very special clientele: heterosexual men whose favorite pastime was dressing and acting as women. It was paradise for these men—white-collar professionals with families—to spend their weekends discreetly and safely inhabiting their chosen female alter egos. But when they got the opportunity to share their secret lives with the world, these “self-made women” had to decide whether the freedom they would gain by emerging from hiding was worth the risk of personal ruin.

Produced by StageQ at Bartell Theatre's Evjue Stage, 113 E. Mifflin St., Madison

Performances: July 22 - August 6, 2016

Performance Times:
Friday 7/22 8pm. Saturday 7/23 8pm. Thursday 7/28. 8pm. Friday 7/29 8pm. Saturday 7/30 8pm. Sunday 7/31 2pm. Thursday 8/4 8pm. Friday 8/5 8pm and Saturday 8/6 2pm

Ticket Prices: Thursdays and Sunday $15. Fridays and Saturdays $20

Call 608- 661-9696 for reservations or more information.

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


Auditions will held at The Bartell Theatre 113 East Mifflin St. in Madison, WI. 6:30pm

Casting 7 men and 2 women

All men will appear in drag, but they are NOT Drag Queens.

Contact director Michael Bruno at for character breakdowns and any questions.