Jewel Box

5:00 am
Fri February 1, 2013

Rare William Inge Plays With Gay Themes Open In Historic Bar

De De Deville and Ray Ettinger (back to camera) in "An Otherwise Hopeless Evening"
Joseph Keehn

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of playwright William Inge, whose classic plays like Bus Stop and Picnic drew on his formative years in Independence, Kansas. Though never openly gay, he did write a series of short plays featuring gay characters and stories that have seldom been seen.

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