Harvey Fierstein’s Torch Song Trilogy is a trilogy of one-act plays that work as one complete story. The first of the plays, International Stud, premiered at La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club in February 1978. By May 1978 it opened at the Off-Broadway Players Theatre. The following year, Fugue in a Nursery played at La MaMa. In October 1981, the whole trilogy opened at the Richard Allen Center, and in January 1982 it transferred to the Actors’ Playhouse. Fierstein played Arnold; a young Matthew Broderick played David and Estelle Getty played Mrs. Beckoff (Arnold’s mother).
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