|Gadfly Offers Holiday Entertainment Alternatives||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Gadfly Theatre (gadflytheatregmail.com)|
|Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2016 10:54:14 -0800 (PST)|
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT INFO: IMMANUEL ELLIOTT OR CASSANDRA SNOW GADFFLYTHEATRE [at] GMAIL.COM *Spend a weekend with Gadfly, December 17**th** & 18**th**!* If you're looking for something queer, Pagan, or just plain “not Christmas” this December as an antidote to the cornucopia of Santa hats and live Nativities this winter, look no further than Gadfly's own headquarters, The Fox Egg Gallery on December 17th and 18th. Gadfly and its long-term non-monogamous partner The Fox Egg Gallery manage to fit something for everyone into two meaningful nights of community and connection. First up on December 17th at 7:00 P.M. we have a staged reading of local playwright extraordinaire Eli Effinger-Weintraub that she describes as her “most Pagan work to date,” *The Crown of the Holly Queen. The Crown of the Holly Queen *was part of this year's *TEASE: The Easy Access Script Experience *by Little Lifeboats, and offers a Yule focus for the holiday season, speaking to the huge overlap between the substantial Pagan and queer communities that the Twin Cities has to offer. *The Crown of the Holly Queen *takes place as Winter Solstice approaches, shifting the balance of power in Groveland. Quirk's growing weaker by the day, and Alex may be forced to drastic measures to save her. Gavin's new boss is far more than the ruthless executive she seems to be--but that's okay, because he is, too. And Gwin can only watch as zyr closely guarded secrets become everybody's business. As the darkness grows and the situation worsens, they must each decide what lines they're willing to cross to protect what's theirs. The reading will be directed by Immanuel Elliott and will include the acting talents of Emily Weiss, Starla Larson, Zachariah White, Jay Simmons, and Anna Letts Lakin. There is a suggested donation of $5 but no one is turned away for lack of funds. Then on Sunday night, Gadfly gets off the holiday train altogether with a new twist to their *Drunk Queer History *series—*Sober Queer History *on Sunday, December 18th at 7:00 PM. This event will feature actor and dancer Anton LaMon as our storyteller for the evening; while normal DQH events focus solely on stories from the annals of queer history, this format allows for some personal storytelling and testimonial so the audience learns what's happening in our community today as well, and so that the event can give a much-deserved spotlight to the sober voices in our community doing the hard advocacy work and often getting overlooked or edged out of social opportunities. Members of Lavender Panic improv group will take LaMon's stories and run wild, ensuring this event is AT LEAST as entertaining as the regular series. *Sober Queer History *allows Gadfly the opportunity to collaborate with Out & Sober, an important social group in the Twin Cities that helps queer community members in recovery build sober networks and have access to resources, educational opportunities, and fun social opportunities that are safe and inclusive for them. Gadfly is excited to continue using their run at the Fox Egg Gallery to drive home that this is a safer creative space for all through this partnership. Tickets are just $10, though this event serves as a fundraiser for Gadfly and the Fox Egg Gallery, so higher priced tickets are available and are considered donations. To get reserve and guarantee your seat, grab your tickets to *The Crown of the Holly Queen *on December 17th at 7:00 PM here. <http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2717396> To purchase tickets to *Sober Queer History *on December 18th at 7:00 PM, grab tickets here. <http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2717391> -- Gadfly Theatre Productions *Gadfly Theatre is building a PlayGround for the Obscure, the Oppressed, and the Unapologetically Original. For us this means raising the bar on representation of queer and female voices in theatre. To learn more, please visit gadflytheatre.org To support, click here <http://givemn.razoo.com/story/Gadfly-Theatre-Productions>where you will be able to make an easy, tax deductible donation.
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