The Ballerina and the Economist

By Joel Gersmann

Directed by Joel Gersmann

He was a famous homosexual economist and a Cambridge don who bedded a lot of men in the Bloomsbury Group...and everywhere else. She was a famous Russian ballerina in Diaghilev's legendary Ballet Russes. And then they got each other.

Broom Street Theater presents "The Ballerina and the Economist," a risqué comedy about John Maynard Keynes and Lydia Lopokova.

Here's proof that Gersmann's not afraid of Virginia Woolf, who dominated the Bloomsbury group, an internationally known British arts group. Continuing Gersmann's aversion to realism, the actor portraying Virginia Woolf, unlike Nicole Kidman in "The Hours," will not sport a prosthetic nose.

The play will also feature several original ballets.

Produced by Broom Street Theater at 1119 Williamson St. Madison Wi, 53704

Performances: November 7 to December 14, 2003

8 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays

Tickets are $7 and are available at the door only (sorry, no reservations). For additional information, call Joel Gersmann at (608) 244-8338, or check out our web site at