Legendary Actress Returns to the Scene of the Crime at Jefferson Market Library in Greenwich Village in New York City

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					Legendary Actress Returns to the Scene of the Crime at Jefferson Market
Library in Greenwich Village in New York City

"Courting Mae West" revives an arresting drama of 1927 and invites the public to be the jury at
Mae West's censorship trial in Judge Donnellan's original courtroom

New York, NY, September 27, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Join us on Saturday afternoon, November 23, 2013
when a house of history lifts its petticoats, permitting Mae West to face her fans and accusers during an
extraordinary reenactment.

Jefferson Market Library is proud to present scenes from "Courting Mae West: Sex, Censorship and
Secrets" -- --unlocking the same chamber where Mae West [1893-- 1980] faced off with the magistrate in
1927 when the space was used as Jefferson Market Police Court. (The structure that escaped the wrecking
ball is now Jefferson Market Library.) Gripping trial scenes will be performed by a cast of professional
actors led by Darlene Violette who portrays Mae West. Along with the staged drama, there will be a
discussion "Mae West: Sex, Censorship, Prison, and Politics" by LindaAnn Loschiavo, a member of the
Dramatists Guild of America, who was commissioned to write the cover story for the summer issue of
The Dramatist.

"Courting Mae West" by LindaAnn Loschiavo -- -- Based on true events, the stage play "Courting Mae
West" explores how a vaudevillian with a dozen years of bad reviews and highly placed enemies in the
media and the Mayor's Office climbed the ladder of success, wrong by wrong. This serious minded
comedy has been seen in New York City at the Fresh Fruit Festival and, most recently, in Australia as
part of Midsumma's Playing-in-the-Raw.

Who, What, When, Where
Who: Actress Darlene Violette and actors TBA with dramatist-journalist LindaAnn Loschiavo
What: Scenes from "Courting Mae West: Sex, Censorship and Secrets" and discussion of the era's
homophobia and the political powers that lined up against Mae West and why.
When: 2:00 pm, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013
Where: Jefferson Market Library, 425 Sixth Avenue, New York, NY -- --in the same chamber where Mae
West [1893-- 1980] faced off with the magistrate in 1927
What Else: the popular Mae West Raffle
Fee: Free
RSVP: Jefferson Market Library, T 212-243-4334
Url: http://MaeWest.blogspot.com
Email: maewestdiamondlil@gmail.com
Subway: West Fourth St. station via A, C, D, E, F subway
Path: West Ninth St. station

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- - Those who prefer night life will enjoy "Diamond Lil" starring actress Darlene Violette —

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— and the roisterous cast who brought the Bowery denizens and Suicide Hall's ne'er-do-wells to
life — — now onstage with performances at Don't Tell Mama [343 W. 46th Street] on
certain Sunday evenings until November 24, 2013.
- - Reserve seats by phone: 212-757-0788; RSVP online: www.donttellmamanyc.com




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