217 Boxes of Dr. Henry Anonymous

Event Schedule

BUY
Wednesday
Dec 31, 1969
7:00 PM
BUY
Wednesday
Dec 31, 1969
7:00 PM
BUY
Wednesday
Dec 31, 1969
7:00 PM

Ticket Info

TICKET PRICES

Opening Night: All Tickets $15

$20 General Admission
$15 for members of Painted Bride and Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Students with valid ID may use the HSP Member Price type for $15.

Ain Gordon

1972: Dr. John Fryer dons an oversize tuxedo and rubber joke shop mask to become Dr. Henry Anonymous and confront the American Psychiatric Association with these words: “I am a homosexual, I am a psychiatrist.” This new play combs Fryer’s 217-box archive, unearthing three figures from his life; asking each to draw a portrait of the man behind the mask.

This is the culmination of a two year project AN ARTIST EMBEDDED, led by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and three time Obie winning writer/director Ain Gordon.

“217 Boxes” is co-production of Ain Gordon’s Pick Up Performance Co(s), Historical Society of Pennsylvania, and the Painted Bride Art Center.

“Mr. Gordon conjures the sort of distant lives that don’t make it into textbooks, processed into oblivion by what he calls history’s “ruthless editing machine.” –The New York Times

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Major support for An Artist Embedded has been provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

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