“It’s not fully scripted, but it was important for Stuart to give some insight into the history of drag,” says show director Emily Tarquin. Choreographer Grady Soapes will add a key musical component, and the show promises to bring out much more than lip-synching from the seasoned troupe of performers.
Guests are encouraged to primp themselves with props provided in the time machine’s King and Queen restrooms; fabulous passengers can even stop by the “drag name generator” and snag a name tag prior to takeoff. Tarquin emphasizes the theater’s desire to create a safe environment for visitors, ensuring that audience participation is fun — but by no means mandatory.
Drag Machine ends tonight at the Jones, 1101 13th Street; tickets are $12 in advance, $14 at the door. Doors open at 8 p.m., and “departure” is scheduled for 8:30. For information, tickets and additional showtimes, visit www.denveroffcenter.org/drag-machine or call 303-893-6090.
Fridays, 8 p.m.; Dec. 7-8, 8 p.m. Starts: Nov. 2. Continues through Nov. 16, 2012