The New Colony presents the world premiere of The Bear Suit of Happiness. It’s 1943. At an American military base on an island in the Pacific, four soldiers are working on a show to entertain the troops. Woody is the writer. Frank is the composer. Tom is the leading man. And Norman is the diva-in-the-making. The guys want to present a leading lady that is alluring, sensual and funny but not at all homosexual. The illusion must be perfect or the show will tank. And worse, the guys will be outed. The Bear Suit of Happiness is about masking the truth under fur and lipstick.
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