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Trauma and Self-Restoration: The Life and Music of Cole Porter
Saturday, May 7, 2022 at 4:00PM

Laurie Beechman Theatre
West Bank Cafe,407 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036

$15 Cover + $25 food/beverage minimum (tickets are non-refundable)

As a peerless composer/lyricist, Cole Porter lived astride continents, mastered stage and screen, and trotted in style between the soignée and sordid, between societal norm and the secretive. But from childhood, Porter felt freest while riding horses. Then at the height of his powers, a horrific accident on horseback would devastate his body, threaten to wipe out his creativity, and his cultivated identity and precepts as a human being. So the story is told, as Porter lay in agony, waiting for rescue, he maintained sanity by turning to an unfinished song. How did this songwriter transform popular music, bring coded language into a puritanical culture, all through this excruciating pain and isolation? This is the story of Cole Porter’s self-restoration, a cornerstone of American culture. Discover the truth amid the glitter and champagne! Join this unmissable one-afternoon event written and presented by Frank M. Lachmann, Ph.D., with singer/pianist Eric Yves Garcia.