Vancouver drag queens will get the Oprah treatment when Tucked and Plucked: Vancouver’s Drag History Live on Stage transforms the PAL Studio Theatre into a talk show studio and shines the spotlight on local performers.
As part of PAL Studio Theatre Society’s Pioneers of Performance cabaret series, Tucked and Plucked invites audiences to take a peek behind the glitz and glamour and into the history of drag performance in Vancouver and its impact on social change.
Taking its cue from daytime talk shows, Tucked and Plucked features hosts Isolde N. Barron and Peach Cobblah, the alter egos of Cameron Mackenzie and Dave Deveau, in intimate conversation with Vancouver drag queens. But not all talk, the evening will also include performances, games, and a no-holds-barred question period with the audience.
“Drag Queens are so much in the eye of pop culture recently, with Priscilla: Queen of the Desert on Broadway and La Cage aux Folles at the Vancouver Playhouse this season,” said Mackenzie. “Our aim with Tucked and Plucked is to educate, inform, and inspire. And have a laugh or two while we’re at it!”
Tucked and Plucked: Vancouver’s Drag History Live on Stage is the second of PAL Studio Theatre Society’s Pioneers of Performance cabarets; the first, July’s Speeding & Rolling, celebrated Vancouver’s film and television history, while an upcoming November cabaret will explore the history of multicultural performance in Vancouver.
Tucked and Plucked: Vancouver’s Drag History Live on Stage
September 23 & 24, 2011 @ 8pm
PAL Vancouver Studio Theatre, 581 Cardero Street, Vancouver
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at 604.684.8028 or at http://www.brownpapertickets.com.