Theater: 'Trebles in Paradise: A Bass-ically Queer Musical'
April 6, 2018 7:30 pm-10:00 pm
April 7, 2018 5:00 pm-7:30 pm
April 8, 2018 5:00 pm-7:30 pm
Integrative Learning Center
UMass Amherst Campus
“Trebles in Paradise” is a lighthearted yet candid tale emphasizing some of the unique experiences faced by queer college students. In a culture in which so many people are still viewed through the lenses of stereotype and prejudice, the show presents queer characters that are relatable, human, not restricted or defined merely by their queer identity, yet proud of their identity and personal journey. It is a love letter to all who have ever been marginalized based on their gender or sexuality.
Synopsis: A hopeful group of music students begin their freshman year at the prestigious Spier Conservatory: The animated, quirky, nerdy, garish, genderqueer Nelson, the charming, compassionate, and closeted transgirl Desmond, the shy, bisexual wallflower Lara, and her old unrequited love, the cunning, prideful, articulate Lindsey. Nelson is eager to help Desmond explore his identity, but pressures from fellow students and Desmond’s family back home make it a journey fraught with fear. Lara is desperate to move forward with her life, as well as pursue her interest in Nelson, but Lindsey makes certain it is impossible for her to forget, and impossible to hide the feelings she is ashamed to have.
The Integrative Learning Center is located in the center of campus, between the campus pond and the Campus Center.