Photo courtesy of the Mineral Point Library Archives.

​*Actor appears courtesy of Actors' Equity Association

**Member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society 

Adapted and fictionalized from interviews conducted in 1997 by Will Fellows as part of the research for his book A Passion to Preserve: Gay Men as Keepers of Culture.

Features Lawrence Merritt as the nonagenarian Edgar, with David Murray Jaffe, and Gregory Jensen. Directed by Joseph Megel; sets by Daniel Ettinger; lighting and video design by Joseph Amodei; costumes by Gail Cooper-Hecht; production stage manager, Ruth Gersh.


Presented at HERE Arts Center as part of SubletSeries@HERE, a curated rental program providing artists with subsidized space and equipment, as well as technical support.

“There is a deep satisfaction in the opportunity to present this particular story, right now,” says StreetSigns artistic director Joseph Megel: “…a nuanced piece of work for the stage that offers an intimate look at often overlooked movements in cultural history in ‘flyover country’ … a quieter world where the issues are not battled out by outrage junkies screaming for and against political correctness and identity politics.”

Presented by New Dog | StreetSigns

July 13 - August 5

The Pattern at Pendarvis — a fictionalized account, based on interviews by Will Fellows, of a man in his nineties who did pioneering work in historical preservation in a small, mid-western town — deals with contemporary gay identity issues in conversation with a man who spent his life in the closet.


Featuring Lawrence Merritt*​,

David Murray Jaffe*, and Gregory Jensen

Directed by Joseph Megel**


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HERE Arts Center, 145 6th Ave. NY, NY

The Pattern at Pendarvis

by Dean Gray

New Dog Theatre Company