Patricia Loughrey’s play “Dear Harvey” has been endorsed by Stuart Milk of The Harvey Milk Foundation. Portions of the play will be presented in a concert reading with professional actors.
Harvey Milk was the first openly gay elected official in California. He was assassinated in San Francisco’s City Hall in November 1978. “Dear Harvey” uses first-person stories about Harvey Milk from the people he knew and the lives he changed – intimate, sometimes surprising stories, about the impact of his love and his courage. The play is based on interviews with California Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, former San Diego City Councilmember Toni Atkins, AIDS Quilt founder Cleve Jones, California State Senator Christine Kehoe, Harvey Milk campaign manager Anne Kronenberg, nephew Stuart Milk, activists Nicole Murray-Ramirez and Robin Tyler, and others. The play also uses historical materials, excerpts from the Milk Forum as published in the Bay Area Reporter, and photos by San Francisco LGBT photographer Daniel Nicoletta. An original score was composed by Thomas Hodges.
Harvey Milk - A Celebration!
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