Out Front Theatre Company has announced three new productions that will be available virtually on their website. The first “Diva: Live from Hell” will be offered Oct. 23-25.
The play tells the story of the former president of the high school drama club and star of every play Desmond Channing, who is sentenced to the seventh circle of Hell to pay for his “divaness.” While there, Desmond is forced to perform in an endless series of shows, hoping that one day he can be redeemed.
Actor Trevor Perry, who plays Desmond, said, “Desmond Channing is like your typical high school musical theatre kid. He’s had a monarchy over the theatre department since he started school. He’s wickedly funny but ultimately self-serving. It’s been so fun to get to play him.”
Perry and Out Front Theatre founder and artistic director Paul Conroy joined Lois Reitzes to discuss the new play.