What if Candy Darling met Dorothy Day?

Posted by Randy Shulman
July 15, 2011 8:14 AM |
Candy and Dorothy

Mongtomery County's Unexpected Stage Company lives up to its name with the show that kicks off its second season, David Johnston's Candy and Dorothy. When it ran off-off Broadway in 2006, the New York Times called the comic fantasy "an oddball homage to Frank Capra," while GLAAD bestowed it with a Media Award. The play explores an encounter between Candy Darling, the glamorous, transsexual Andy Warhol superstar, and Dorothy Day, the devout co-founder of the Catholic Worker Movement. They meet up in the afterlife, when they must work to save a down-on-her-luck, drug-selling librarian. Unexpected Stage's co-founder Chris Goodrich directs Jean Hudson Miller and Robert Sheire. Opens tonight, Friday, July 15, at 7:30 p.m. Runs through July 31. VisArts, 155 Gibbs St. Rockville. Tickets are $8 to $20. Call 301-337-8290 or visit unexpectedstage.org.

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