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Performance | Gay in the Great War

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GLBT Historical Society Museum

4127 18th Street

San Francisco, CA 94114

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In this unique performance, author Lance Ringel will present a dramatized reading with music from his novel Flower of Iowa (Smashwords), a carefully researched work about two soldiers, one American and one British, who fall in love on the Western Front in 1918 France.

A tale of bravery and hidden love between men during some of the darkest hours of the 20th century, Flower of Iowa showcases unforgettable characters, meticulous historic research and exhilarating storytelling.

Lance Ringel

A journalist and writer for four decades, Lance Ringel has penned five novels and three plays. At Vassar College, where he has worked for 14 years, he served as principal writer for Vassar Voices, a staged reading honoring the college’s sesquicentennial. It debuted at Lincoln Center, starring Meryl Streep, Lisa Kudrow and Frances Sternhagen and subsequently toured America and London.

Ringel also wrote the narrative for At Home in the World, a music-and-words collaboration directed by John Caird that recently played across Japan. As editor of the Weekend section of the Taconic Newspapers in the Hudson Valley from 1996 to 1998, Ringel wrote theater and film reviews and maintained a weekly column.

A native of central Illinois, Ringel has had an impressive career in politics as well, serving as Assistant Commissioner of Human Rights under New York Governor Mario Cuomo. He currently resides in Poughkeepsie, New York, with his spouse of 37 years, actor-composer Chuck Muckle. Flower of Iowa is his first published work.

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The GLBT Historical Society Museum
4127 18th St., San Francisco
www.glbthistory.org

ADMISSION (Limited Seating - Must RSVP)
$5.00 | Free for members

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Header Credit: Flower of Iowa Book Cover. Courtesy of Lance Ringel.

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