Pride Films and Plays presents MUSICAL COMEDY WHORE Review: Tale of a Fancy Boy

There they were in black and white—attractive men with dark hair and eyes each one more appealing than the last.
The television is where this awkward Jewish boy with a big nose first experienced lust. Shameful behavior David thought, but that didn’t prevent him from engaging in his boyhood fantasies. David Pevsner— a singer, and an actor of screen and stage, and is a self-proclaimed fancy boy, a term once used to describe gay men saying “it has a better ring to it.” His first song is dedicated to his being a fancy boy.

Pride Films and Plays presents David Pevsner with song and humor.

David Pevsner’s one man show begins with a single spotlight illuminating his silhouette and after only a few seconds it is clear that being on stage is where David shines brightest. Accompanied by Gerald Sternbach on the piano, David sings, dances, and shares his life story with us throughout the 90-minute show.

During these 90 minutes, we learn how David has overcome rejection in his acting career, the loss of his true love, and many funny vignettes describing his unorthodox methods to make money, from cleaning in the nude, his exploits as a male escort and more.  Through it all, he learns the lesson that he and men, in general, are about so much more than their looks. It’s an especially good life lesson for the Gay crowd perhaps, but you needn’t be gay to enjoy David Pevsner’s show.  Most people will identify with his strength and perseverance and the joy that he emanates. He comes across as a very nice guy.

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David Pevsner Photo courtesy of Pride Films and Plays
Pride Films and Plays MUSICAL COMEDY WHORE
David Pevsner Photo courtesy of Pride Films and Plays

Little Black Book Not so Little

David’s life is about perversion, maybe more so than the average person, but is told with such a sweet innocence, and honesty that his perversion becomes no more than an expression of who he is.

Many men, especially gay men, keep a conscious tally of whom they have had sex with. David Pevsner takes this one step farther and keeps a black leather bound notebook that he has filled with names since his youth. This book becomes pivotal to the play as he reads from it from time to time adding descriptive anecdotes after many of their names so that the audience is made aware of just what perversions David has taken part in. That list is long, and if your ears are too straight to hear these details, this just isn’t your show..

Coming Clean

David’s last number “Coming Clean” is about how though this show his brutal honesty and shedding of secrets is his way of sharing his life, the good, the bad, and especially the perverse.

If you like reality in one-man shows and are comfortable with Gay and Queer adult subject matter this is likely a show you will love.  If homosexual topics make you squirm- stay away-PLEASE!

 

Pride Films and Plays continues to celebrate Pride Month with dance, music, theater and film peformances.  Read Picture this Post's preview of upcoming events here.

   

About the Author:

Steven Braun, Volunteer Engagement Committee Leader and Volunteer Trainer at Center on Halsted was born and raised suburbanite, now 30 years Chicago urbanite. Steve is a real estate entrepreneur and germane to these pages, also a member of, advocate for, and friend to the LGBTQ Community. When not volunteering, writing, or at the gym, Steve can be found watching "House Hunters."

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