“TalkOut Monday” — the post-performance talk-back series following Monday performances of the Off-Broadway play The Temperamentals, by Jon Marans — has announced that the guest on May 3 will be Rep. Barney Frank.
The Temperamentals is running at New World Stages (340 W. 50th St.)
Thomas Jay Ryan portrays Harry Hay and Michael Urie (TV’s Ugly Betty) plays Rudi Gernreich. Rounding out the cast of five are Arnie Burton, Matthew Schneck and Sam Breslin Wright. The play is directed by Jonathan Silverstein.
Rep. Frank has been in Congress since 1981, representing the 4th district of Massachusetts. Since 2007, Frank, a proud out Democrat, has been chairman of the Financial Services Committee.
Upcoming “TalkOut Monday” guests include (subject to change):
April 19: David McReynolds (American historian and literary critic) and Matthew Scheck (cast member)
April 26: Chuck Wolfe (President and CEO of the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund)
May 10: Actors playing gay roles
Future confirmed guests include: Marle Becker (gay activist, “Out FM” radio program); Charles Busch (actor, playwright); David Carter (author, Stonewall — The Riot That Sparked The Revolution); Ryan J. Davis (progressive blogger and activist); Frank DeCaro (Sirius XM Out Q Radio host); Frank Kameny (headed the D.C. Mattachine Society and was fired in 1957 as an astrophysicist for being gay. A public apology to him from the Obama administration was made this year in a public ceremony); Tom Kirdahy (playwright); Jim McGreevey (former Governor of N.J. — the first and, to date, only openly gay state governor in U.S. history); Terrence McNally (award-winning playwright); Daryl Roth (producer of six Pulitzer Prize-winning plays); David Rothenberg (political activist, Fortune Society, WBAI Radio)
Performances of The Temperamentals are: Monday, Thursday and Friday, 8pm; Saturday 2 and 8pm; Sunday 3 and 7pm. Tickets are on sale at the box office and through TeleCharge, 212-239-6200, or TeleCharge.com.