real life, all-male ménage à trois (1927-1943) between
the photographer George Platt Lynes and one of the great artistic
couples of the 20th century: writer Glenway Wescott and MoMA
curator Monroe Wheeler.
III explores the fifteen-year relationship between
the photographer George Platt Lynes, the writer Glenway Wescott,
and the MoMA curator and publisher, Monroe Wheeler. Wescott
and Wheeler lived together as partners for over sixty years,
but included others in their relationship throughout that
time. George Platt Lynes was one of the longest and most significant
of those additions.
The play was created using the letters, journals, and photographs
of these three men as a way to explore the following questions:
How did Wescott, Wheeler, and Lynes negotiate this relationship
in the 1930s and 1940s when society is perceived as being
far less tolerant of homosexuality, and even more so of a
long-term ménage à trois? How did the relationship
affect the creative output of the three individuals? How did
these three men make this complex relationship “work”
for fifteen years?
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