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poster, photographs, and song (1992, 1999)
Pure Polyesther is a hilarious and subversive retelling of the Old
Testament story of Esther. The Theater Offensive's purimspiel mixes
slapstick, klezmer, cross-dressing, outrageous scenery-chewing,
and queer coupling with an earnest message about being true to yourself
and your community. First staged as a live-action production in
1992, Pure Polyesther has acquired a loyal following for its annual
presentation during the festival of Purim. From
the Theater Offensive records.
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