Oscar-nominated Actress Kathleen Turner will co-star in an upcoming off Broadway play about a lesbian struggling with gender identity issues.
Would You Still Love Me If…, which will debut at off Broadway’s New World Stages on October 10, tells the story of an expectant lesbian couple, one of whom is considering a sex change.
The 61-year-old Romancing the Stone actress, who has played the role of a transgender character herself, has been cast to play the mother of the woman considering the operation.
John S. Anastasi, a playwright from Pennsylvania, penned the production after becoming inspired by a film about two lesbians, and said Turner volunteered herself for the role after his casting director put out a call for actors.
Would You Still Love Me If… drew inspiration from the coming-of-age romance Blue Is The Warmest Colour.
“I was moved by the relationship of these two women, and was pondering if there was anything that could change their love. For some reason, it crossed my mind – what if one of them decided they wanted to physically change? That was the germ of the idea,” Anastasi told The New York Times this week.
Turner previously played the role of Charles Bing, the father of Chandler Bing, in the long running ‘90s sitcom Friends.
John S. Anastasi has written two previous off Broadway productions, including 2013’s I Forgive You, Ronald Reagan.