The Homosexual or the Difficulty of Expression
The Homosexual or the Difficulty of Expression (L'homosexuel ou la difficulté de s'exprimer) (1971) is a surreal farce written by Argentine playwright Copi. The play is set in the re-education camps in Siberia, where Stalin sent homosexuals and transsexuals during his rule and it provides a poetic insight into the underground world of sexual and gender confusion within the context of an epidemic caused by a mysterious virus coming from the Steppes.
The original text
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
First staged in March 2004 in Carfax in Newtown, Johannesburg, directed by Sophie Loucachesky, with Nelisiwe Xaba (Irina), Toni Morkel (Madame Garbo), Robert Coleman (Madame Simpson), Rob van Vuuren (Garbenko) and Lindiwe Ndlovu.
Mail & Guardian, 1 April 2004.
This Day, 1 April 2004.
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