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The Temperamentals at The Blank

Erich will portray famed clothing designer Rudi Gernreich in The Temperamentals at the Blank Theater Company in Hollywood, CA. The Temperamentals, by Jon Marans is the story of 5 men who set out to change the world and claim their civil rights. In a time when nothing could be spoken in the open, notorious communist Harry Hay and cultural icon Rudi Gernreich fell in love while building a movement. This is their story. “Temperamental” was code for “homosexual”, part of a secret survival language created by gay men in the pre-Stonewall United States. The Temperamentals runs April 9 thru June 5. Tickets are available at