Gadfly Offers Holiday Entertainment Alternatives
From: Gadfly Theatre (
Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2016 10:54:14 -0800 (PST)

*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.

To purchase tickets to *Sober Queer History *on December 18th at 7:00 PM,
grab tickets here. <>

Gadfly Theatre Productions

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and the Unapologetically Original. For us this means raising the bar on
representation of queer and female voices in theatre.
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