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'The Little Fellow (Or The Queen of Tarts Tells All)'

Every week from October 25, 2023 until November 19, 2023.
Sunday: 2 PM
Wednesday: 7 PM
Thursday: 7 PM
Friday: 7 PM
Saturday: 7 PM
Saturday: 2 PM
Old Town Theatre (Cygnet Theatre)

A world premiere play by Kate Hamill
Directed by Rob Lutfy

The Little Fellow is a risqué comedic drama loosely based on the life and tell-all memoirs of the 19th century’s most famous courtesan – Harriette Wilson, also known as The Little Fellow. Since the age of thirteen, Harriet has navigated through the pitiless and glamorous world of the British regency’s demi-monde: eventually becoming the “top of the bottom” as the self-styled Queen of Tarts. Her defiance of social conventions and refusal to be a lady have attracted many patrons – included some of the country’s most distinguished and high-powered men. But Harriet wants to get out of the ‘business’… and she has a plan. A plan that may threaten her reputation, her business, and ultimately, her life – as she confronts the cost of winning in an unjust world.

This World Premiere received its first reading through the Bill and Judy Garrett Finish Line Commission.

Advisories: Mature humor, sexual content, mature & sexual themes, and depictions of violence. The production also contains smoke/haze effects and flashing lights.

Related links:
Cygnet Theatre website | Instagram | Facebook

Old Town Theatre (Cygnet Theatre)

4040 Twiggs St.
San Diego, California 92110

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