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             Cover,  Bay Area Reporter  (March 4, 1976), headlined
             Jack Fritscher’s play,  Coming Attractions, double-billed
             with Lanford Wilson’s The Madness of Lady Bright.” Com-
             ing Attractions (1973) was the first gay play written and
             produced in San Francisco about life on Castro Street.
             Actor Michael Lewis who starred in both plays was the
             founding owner of the gay small business, the Nelly Deli,
             inside Dave’s Baths where one lazy afternoon, serving Jack
             Fritscher a cup of coffee, he mentioned that his Yonkers
             Production Company was looking for new one-act plays.
             Fritscher wrote the short story for Coming Attractions in
             1972. The story and play were published together in the
             anthology  Sweet Embraceable You: Coffee-House Stories.
             B.A.R. cover used with permission.
           ©Jack Fritscher, Ph.D., All Rights Reserved—posted 05-05-2017
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