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Upstairs is a new dramatic musical that tells the story of the 1973 arson fire at a gay bar in New Orleans. Considered by many to be the largest hate crime against LGBT people in U.S. history, the Up Stairs fire is sometimes seen as an example of the dark days of LGBT history, and a lesson in the perils of silence. The arsonist was never arrested.
In Upstairs, playwright and composer Wayne Self that gives voice to the many fascinating and ordinary people who died that day.
A smaller-scale workshop version of Upstairs in February 2013 was a great success, and the playwright, cast and crew are hard at work in preparation for a world premiere in June, for the 40th anniversary of the fire.
Coinciding with the New Orleans 2013 LGBTQ Pride Celebration, Upstairs will have its world premiere in New Orleans June 20-24, 2013, with a special performance on Monday, June 24, the 40th anniversary of the Up Stairs Lounge fire benefiting the NOLA LGBTQ community. A Los Angeles premiere is planned for July, dates and venues to be announced soon.
Go to upstairsmusical.com for more information.