Production still for "Gentlemen Only". Photographer: Tony Watts
16 March 1979 – 09 June 1979 Playbox Theatre
Hoopla Theatre Foundation,
Theatre - Spoken Word
Set in an exclusive New York men's club in 1903. The club members rehearse a music hall variety show. All the songs and jokes are about women. All the men on stage are played by women. Writer Eve Merriam explained:
"All the joking and the songs are related to male stereotyping of women. If some of these old wheezes [routines] are still in existence on television and nightclubs and in personal relationships, well the point is made without hitting the audience over the head."
Part of contact sheet from photo shoot for "Gentlemen Only". Photographer: Tony Watts