Well, gentle Calgary Gay History Project readers, the play we have been greatly anticipating opens tonight. There have been many interesting and thoughtful preview pieces about the play, and its author, Natalie Meisner.
Louis Hobson at the Calgary Herald writes: One man’s truth at heart of Legislating Love.
The Herald also published in last weekend’s Swerve: 5 facts about Sage Theatre’s Legislating Love.
The CBC had Natalie on The Homestretch, and also wrote an article about the play.
Breakfast Television, featured Natalie and Director Jason Mehmel, this morning.
And of course, last week, actors Matt McKinney and Mark Bellamy were featured on Global Television.
Playwright Natalie Meisner reporting “serious butterflies” for the world premiere of Legislating Love.
Tickets can be found at Sage Theatre’s online box office: here. The play runs March 22-31.
Just one week to go until the world premiere of Legislating Love, Natalie Meisner’s play about the life and trials of Everett Klippert, produced by Sage Theatre. We are so excited!
The plot: Everett Klippert was the last person to be tried, convicted, and jailed for homosexuality in Canada. Maxine, a young historian, discovers Everett’s case. She becomes consumed with finding out who he really was, past the headlines. This is the story of the struggle to define Klippert, beyond what history wants and needs him to be.
Check out this recent interview with cast members of Legislating Love on Global:
The play runs from March 22-31 and tickets can be purchased online: here.
Calgary Gay History Project readers know that rehabilitating the story of Everett Klippert has been a primary occupation. The Calgary bus driver whose court case decriminalized homosexuality in 1969, was widely forgotten in the 21st Century.
That is why we were thrilled to support a dramatic retelling of Klippert’s life through the talent and wisdom of Calgary playwright Natalie Meisner. The play, Legislating Love: The Everett Klippert Story, premieres next month at Sage Theatre and runs from March 22nd to 31st.
In advance of the play, there is going to be a terrific fundraiser – full of Pride – to help finance the production. We encourage you to head down to Inglewood’s Lolita’s Lounge on Thursday, March 1st, to support Calgary’s gay history on stage!