David Copperfield

By Dickens Around Productions

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Company Name: Dickens Around Productions

City/State: Kansas City, MO

Genre: Comedy, Theatre

Ratings: Parental Guidance

Premiere: Yes

Warnings: Adult Language, Violence

Venue: The Black Box

Show Times:

7:30 PM Friday, July 19
1:30 PM Saturday, July 20
9:00 PM Sunday, July 21
6:00 PM Thursday, July 25
10:30 PM Saturday, July 27


Charles Dickens penned a Queer-Coded Quest of self-awakening when he wrote David Copperfield — and Will Porter brings it to life with a few props, much chaos, and zero top hats! David was raised by FABULOUS women — his young widowed mother, his shrewd housekeeper Peggotty, and an aunt as fiery as Angela Bassett herself. But when David’s mother meets a handsome but tempestuous suitor, what follows is a harrowing tale of survival, found family, and forbidden gay teenage romance!!!

“Centering primarily on the relationship between Copperfield and his mother… Will Porter rapturously embodies Dickens’ characters with nothing more than his talent … and we lap it up!”
-Eddie Korbich, Broadway’s The Little Mermaid, Gentleman’s Guide, and more.

"Dickens and his contemporaries did not necessarily conceive of heterosexual bonds as the primary determinant of marital choice. They were energetic in their efforts to construct actual and fictional families which consolidated and sustained homoeroticism. To recognize this is to give up long-cherished beliefs about the inherently socially transgressive nature of same-sex desire, and to thus reconstrue the Victorian family as a site of queer possibility.”
-Holly Furneaux, Queer Dickens


Will Porter - David & Everyone Else
Vanessa Severo - Director

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