“If you have ever cared about anything related to history, gender bending, queerness, or drag, you owe it to yourself to see this show and maybe come away with a little education—and the courage to tell your own story.”
“Brilliant, funny, intelligent”
“Guffaw-worthy, with poignant, thought-provoking moments. Tears in my eyes at the end. Incredibly moving message, especially in these dark Trump days, to remember history. David is brilliant, both as his character, and breaking the 4th wall.”
“What an amazing and entertaining one-man show! David LeBarron has crafted a funny, and at times very touching and poignant telling of the history of drag through his alter-ego Auntie Luscious.”
In this play, Auntie, an aging drag queen, sits backstage with a newbie-queen and bequeaths to her the legacy of a people. Auntie recounts her own ridiculousness coming of age in NYC in the 90’s, meeting Quentin Crisp, having her nails done, and getting bashed. As a dilettante historian, she reaches across continents and times to weave a tale that ties her own adventures into the tapestry of queer history.
“You came from a people. A betrayed race of glitter and tucking, of illusion and bone crushing, throat throttling, reality,” she tells her protégé. “Being happy is the most politically threatening thing you can be. Smile all the time.”
A noir poem written and performed by Julia Newton. 1950s America. Upper mid-central Midwest. Midnight visit to a young female investigator. Decapitated girl on a train track. And it's a comedy! Yay! Well, sort of. Come check it out!