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“Brokeback Mountain” Being Turned Into A Stage Play

"The struggles that the characters of 'Brokeback Mountain' go through are still present in the world today."

It’s been a short story, a Oscar-winning film and an opera, and now Brokeback Mountain is being adapted into a stage play.

Producer Tom O’Connell has acquired the stage rights to the script, and expects to mount a production in London next year.


“I am honored to bring Annie Proulx’s beloved story to the stage as a new play that celebrates her compelling writing and will bring a new perspective on this heart-warming tale of an unbreakable bond,” said O’Connell, who previously mounted an acclaimed production of the gay drama Beautiful Thing.

“The struggles that the characters of Brokeback Mountain go through are still present in the world today, making the piece as relevant as ever.”

Ang Lee’s film version of Brokeback debuted a decade ago, and helped launch the careers of stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger.

h/t: Pink News

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