Casa Valentina Presented by StageWorks Fresno

by Terrance McArthur

In a not-so-long-ago, less-tolerant time (1962), imagine a place—a secluded resort—where heterosexual men went to wear women’s clothing. That place existed, and so did the photos. Harvey Fierstein (actor-playwright: Torch Song Trilogy, La Cage aux Folles, Hairspray the musical, Kinky Boots) took that as the basis for Casa Valentina, the latest Stageworks Fresno production in Clovis North’s Dan Pessano Theatre through August 7.