The K and E Theater Group seeks to further the education of and provide dramatic art entertainment to the surrounding Western Massachusetts communities, actively recruiting the new performers, and enriching the performers’ experiences as they interact with theatrical arts.
The K and E Theater Group's Come out with PRIDE Production
The View UpStairs
Book, Music and Lyrics by Max Vernon
Direction by Eddie Zitka
Music Direction by Benjamin Maniscalchi
June 22-25, 2023
Northampton Center for the Arts, Northampton, MA
When Wes, a young fashion designer from 2023, buys an abandoned building in the French Quarter of New Orleans, he finds himself transported to the UpStairs Lounge, a vibrant seventies gay bar. As this forgotten community comes to life, Wes embarks on an exhilarating journey of self-exploration that spans two generations of queer history. This smash Off Broadway hit features a gritty, glam rock score and a tight-knit ensemble of unforgettable characters. The View UpStairs asks what has been gained and lost in the fight for equality, and how the past can help guide all of us through an uncertain future.
K and E Theater Group's production of The View UpStairs features Zach Bakken as Cop, Michael Garcia as Freddy, Eric Macksoud as Dale, Christopher Morey as Richard, Aileen Merino Terzi as Inez, Raven Turner as Henri, David Wallace as Buddy, David Webber as Patrick, Robert J. Williams as Willie, and Eddie ZItka as Wes. Andre Ruiz serves as Stage Manager.
*This production includes strong language, drug usage and sexual content. Recommended for mature audiences only. Stage effects include strobes and bright moving lights.
**The health and safety of our audience and all volunteers is our top priority. Face coverings that cover the nose and mouth will be required at the Saturday, June 24, 2023 matinee show. For all other performances, face coverings are strongly recommended, but optional.
Date & Time
Jun 22 - 25, 2023