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Jon Marans * THE TEMPERAMENTALS * Off-Broadway Poster 14" x 22" Rare 2010 NEW : Large Color Poster for the New York City 2010 Off-Broadway Engagement of * The Temperamentals * at the New World Stages at 340 West 50th Street in Times Square , New York City. The Temperamentals tells the story of two men — the communist Harry Hay and the Viennese refugee and designer Rudi Gernreich — as they fall in love while building the first gay rights organization in the United States, pre-Stonewall. According to production notes, "The play weaves together the personal and political to tell a relatively unknown chapter in gay history. It explores the love between two complex men, as their impossible dream of forming such an unheard of organization becomes a reality in this perilous, unpredictable world. It is an intimate portrayal of the men who created history and the epic struggles they overcame. The characters consist of the actual men who founded the Mattachine Society (Harry Hay, Rudi Gernreich, Chuck Rowland, Bob Hull, and Dale Jennings), as well as other prominent figures of the time in Hollywood and the film industry as well as the world of fashion." Jon Marans' Old Wicked Songs was a 1996 Pulitzer Prize Finalist for Drama, winner of New York Drama League, L.A. Drama Logue Award, and included in Otis Guernsey's Best Plays of 1996-97. It has been produced in over a dozen countries including in London's West End with Bob Hoskins and James Callis. The critical and audience hit seen earlier this year in two Off-Broadway engagements, will again feature Thomas Jay Ryan as Harry Hay and "Ugly Betty" star Michael Urie as his lover Rudi Gernreich. Other past cast members are likely to be invited back, but full casting has not been announced. Director Jonathan Silverstein repeats his work. Previews will start Feb. 18, 2010, toward an opening night on Feb. 28 at New World Stages. The highly theatrical play, which uses direct-address and has actors playing multiple roles, concerns Hay's creation of the Mattachine Society, a gay advocacy group, in the 1950s. The set and costume design is by Clint Ramos, with lighting by Josh Bradford, and sound design by Daniel Kluger. "Temperamental," according to earlier press notes for the Barrow Group Theater run Off-Broadway, "was a code word for 'homosexual' in the early 1950s, part of a created language of secret words that gay men used to communicate." This Original Poster is Large Size ( measures 14" inches wide by 22" inches high ) and is printed on thick heavy chrome-coat advertising poster stock paper and printed in Beautiful Brilliant , Razor-sharp 6 color production. This is the Official Poster for * The Temperamentals * printed in Limited Edition . Rare , Authentic , * The Temperamentals * Collectible ~ ready for framimg , or just simply hang as is. Great for a Living Room , Den , Studio or Office. Will be carefully rolled and shipped in a heavy duty tube and shipped Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation / Tracking. This Poster is in Mint New Condition. Please email with any questions before purchasing if you are unsure about something. We ONLY accept Money Orders , Cashiers Checks or U.S. Cash as payment ( we do NOT accept personal checks or online payment at all ). Please email about local pick-up , we are located in NYC in Times Square. All International Customers MUST email us before purchasing this item.