October 26, 2017 – November 19, 2017



Set in the beating heart of the naughty, raucous world of 1930s burlesque, THE NANCE brings to life an American era when it was easy to play gay and dangerous to be gay. Chauncey Miles performs as a “nance”, a popular comedy act packed with double entendre and camp parodies of gay men. While most “nance” actors are straight, Chauncey is not, and – at a time when gay communities were subject to police raids and moral outrage – Chauncey is left with no choice but to hide his identity while he mocks it onstage.

“A heartfelt period piece about coded and censored gay life in 1930s New York…this is Beane’s finest straight (well, straight-acting) play since THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED.” —Time Out (New York)


Richard Gray – Chauncey Miles

Jeff Steitzer – Efram

Drew Highlands – Ned

Ann Cornelius – Sylvie

Jasmine Jean Sim – Carmen

Diana McQueen – Joan


Creative Team

Directed by Mathew Wright

Stage Manager – Teresa Mitcheletti

Music Director – John Lehrack

Choreographer – Shadou Mintrone

Lighting Designer – Tristan Roberson

Costume Designer – Kelsey Rogers

Scenic Designer – Lex Marcos

Properties Master – Andrea Spraycar

Sound Designer – Haley Parcher