The 14th Street Y’s PrideFest
A virtual reading of
LATE NIGHTS WITH THE BOYS
confessions of a leather bar chanteuse
Written by and presented in memory of: actor/writer/producer, activist, and LGBTQ+ ally, ALEX BOND
With Susan Baum and David L. Carson
Original direction by Steven Yuhasz
Virtual reading directed by Antonio Miniño
With delightful and poignant tales of a Southern Songstress and her gay family, Susan Baum and David Carson read selections from "LATE NIGHTS WITH THE BOYS: Confessions of a Leather Bar Chanteuse", an unpublished novel written by the late actor/writer/producer, activist, and LGBTQ+ ally, Alex Bond. This novel will transport you to Dallas 1977, a magical time before HIV/AIDS, but not before ignorance and prejudice.
A reclusive former Southern debutante/cabaret performer in her sixties, Anna Zander hires Craig Bauer to help her write about the best years of her life. She recounts the tales of singing in the gay leather bars of Dallas (when she looked like a drag queen and sang coloratura!). As she reveals memories, lessons, and losses... the collaboration on the book grows, and so does the friendship between Anna and Craig.
A favorite at the San Francisco Fringe, Fresh Fruit Festival, FRIGID Festival, among others. Original direction by Steven Yuhasz. Virtual reading directed by Antonio Miniño.