Hartford Gay Men’s Chorus to Present New England Premiere of Two Boys Kissing
Three performances to be held at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, May 4-6
The Hartford Gay Men’s Chorus will present the New England premiere of Two Boys Kissing this spring. The show will be performed on Friday, May 4, and Saturday, May 5, at 8 p.m., with a matinee performance on Sunday, May 6, at 3 pm. at the Aetna Theater at The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford.
Two Boys Kissing is based on the Lambda Literary Award-winning young adult novel by David Levithan. Told through narrative and song, Two Boys Kissing shares the stories of Harry and Craig, two gay teenagers who decide to break the world record for the longest kiss; transgender teen Avery and the boy, Ryan, who he meets at a gay prom; and Cooper, a young boy struggling with his sexuality and headed down a dangerous path. As the clock ticks, the boys are watched over by a chorus of men from generations before who died of AIDS and now watch the world that’s come after them with both sadness and joy.
“The power of Two Boys Kissing is how the author and composer use the juxtaposition of modern-day stories against the stories of those LGBTQ individuals who lived in a time when things were very different,” Hartford Gay Men’s Chorus Artistic Director Michael Winslow said. “The story comes to life through song – giving voice to those who never had the chance to be heard.”
Tickets for Two Boys Kissing are $45 and $30 (handling fees additional) for reserved seating. The show contains some mature language and adult themes. For more information, CLICK HERE. Tickets may be purchased online CLICK HERE.
Two Boys Kissing was originally commissioned and performed by the Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus for their 35th anniversary in 2016. The work is composed by Joshua Shank, with lyrics by Levithan, based on his book.