The View Upstairs

By Max Vernon
Directed By Paul Daigneault

SpeakEasy Stage Company
BCA Plaza Theatre
5/31/19 - 6/22/19


When Wes, a young fashion designer from 2017, 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 gay history. Featuring 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 us through an uncertain future.

Wes ... J'royce Jata
Patrick ... Eddie Shields
Buddy ... Will McGarrahan
Willie ... Davron Monroe
Henri ... Yewande Odetoyinbo
Freddy ... Shawn Verrier
Inez/Realtor ... Johanna Carlisle-Zepeda
Richard ... Russell Garrett
Dale ... Jared Troilo
Cop ... Michael Levesque