A comedic and tragic tale of life and love, William Finn’s Falsettos was a Broadway hit. Now the City Theater is bringing it off-Broadway and into Wilmington on Friday, May 7.
The story follows Marvin, husband and father, and his struggles between his head and his heart; when he realizes that he’s in love with a man, he seeks psychotherapy in an attempt to reconcile his feelings. Little does he realize how much his life will change.
Originally performed as two one-act plays, Falsettos is broken down into two acts: the first act, “March of the Falsettos” centers on Marvin’s attempts to sort out his family life. The second act, “Falsettoland,” takes places two years later when Marvin is struggling with his lover’s diagnosis of the then-unfamiliar AIDS virus.
Falsettos opens at Wilmington’s City Theater and runs through May 22. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday shows begin at 8pm. General tickets are $25 and VIP tickets are $40. City Theater is located at 4 South Poplar Street in Wilmington. For tickets and more information, visit www.city-theater.org.