To Celebrate Pride:
Voices from Stonewall to be on stage at CAMP June 25
The 1969 uprising and riot at the Stonewall Inn in New York’s Greenwich Village has been officially recognized as the launch of the modern gay rights movement in the United States. The site on Christopher Street is now a National Monument and the story of Stonewall is a touchstone of LGBTQ history.
Come see the exciting and moving production, Voices from Stonewall on stage at CAMP Rehoboth Community Center for two performances only on Sunday, June 25 at 4 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $25, and are on sale starting Tuesday, May 23.
Did you know that police barricaded themselves inside the Stonewall Inn?
Did you know that the building was set on fire and doused just in time to save it?
Did you know that reporters were INSIDE the bar?
You’ll hear the story through the actual words of the people – the rioters, the police, the journalists who were there, 54 years ago on June 28, 1969, voiced by four dynamic actors recreating the event.
You’ll hear the words from inside and outside the Stonewall when bottles flew, paddy wagons arrived, and young drag queens, homeless kids, transgender youth, some butch lesbians, and a collection of gay people surprised the police and finally fought back.
Voices from Stonewall, written by playwright Michael Gilles and writer Fay Jacobs, directed by Jacobs, premiered at CAMP Rehoboth in June 2019 on Stonewall’s 50th Anniversary. There were two sold-out performances and plans to bring the production back in 2020. Following a pandemic postponement, it’s back on stage now, with veteran actors Max Dick, Michael Gilles, Eric Peterson and Eloise Ullman.
Max Dick – Max has a long theatrical history performing in or directing more than 50 musicals, plays and benefit shows, first with the Altoona Community Theatre in PA, then moving to Rehoboth where he appeared at Clear Space and Possum Point Players. He has a long history of singing with the CAMP Chorus.
Eric C. Peterson - Eric is an actor, novelist and playwright. His plays have been performed in New York, across the country and internationally. Acting roles include everything from Shakespeare to Rodgers & Hammerstein. At the beach, he appeared in Love Letters, I Do! I Do and performed at CAMP Rehoboth Follies and with the CAMP Chorus. His award-winning novel, Loyalty, Love and Vermouth was published by Bold Strokes Books.
Eloise Ullman has a variety of Washington, DC area credits, with lead roles in most classic Broadway musicals, including The Music Man, The Sound of Music, and A Little Night Music. She’s performed with the Annapolis Opera Chorus, onstage at the Rehoboth Art League, in The Vagina Monologues and Nunsense at RB Convention Center and as guest soloist in the early days of the CAMP Rehoboth Chorus.
Fay Jacobs (Director) has over 30 years of professional and local theatre experience in the Washington D.C. area and formed a theatre company at the beach in 1997. She directed shows at the Rehoboth Art League for a decade, brought Nunsense and The Vagina Monologues to the RB Convention Center and Milton Theatre, and presented Red Hot Patriot and Jerry’s Girls, among others at CAMP Rehoboth.Buy Tickets