Lavender Rose

Book and lyrics by Fran Zell
Music by Katherine Younger
Director: Nancy Alexander Phipps
Music director: Sarah Newport

A joyous, brand new, all womyn coming out musical.

Lavender Rose is the mid-life coming out story of Alyx and Emily and their journey towards the deepest kind of love and self realization. Along the way, Alyx and Emily encounter an assortment of colorful gay and straight characters, and with everyone else, acquire a new respect for the importance of community as a means of overcoming divisiveness and hate. This is a fun, funny show-- hopeful one moment, poignant the next. There are 14 original songs. You will literally be singing on the way out of theater.

Produced by Fraz/zled Productions at Pres House, 731 State Street (on Library Mall)

Performances: July 20-23, 2000:

July 20
8 pm
July 21
8 pm
July 22
8 pm
July 23
5 pm
Discussion with playwright, composer, and director follows the Saturday show.

$8 for Thursday preview performance; all other shows $10. Tickets may be purchased in advance at Room of One's Own Bookstore, 307 W. Johnson Street, Madison.

Call 608-283-0983 for more information



Fran Zell wishes to thank the Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Red Wing, MN and the Dorset Colony in Dorset, VT, for writing fellowships which enabled her to dream and create Lavender Rose.