Come Here Often?
About Come Here Often?
With the world premiere of "Come Here Often?" Left Coast Theatre Co. tackles that question with the dedication of a gay man trying to get backstage at a Joe Jonas concert.
"Come Here Often?"drops in on the patrons of a mythical Castro neighborhood bar, The Parlour, at three pivotal periods in the struggle of LGBT people not only to gain equal rights and protections but to literally become visible beyond the kitschy walls of bars like The Parlour: 1977, as Harvey Milk became the first openly-gay member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors; 1998, when Ellen DeGeneres came roaring out of the closet on TV just before Matthew Shepard was beaten and left to die on a lonely Wyoming fence because, well, that just happens in small towns; and 2018, when the world is seeing gay marriage legalized and LGBT people advancing across the board followed by another outbreak of senseless violence intended to push them back toward, if not into, their closets. Remembering the past and looking to a future that might just be all right. So grab a cocktail and a seat with a good view. The Parlour is about to open.
Recommended for ages 17 and up.