The sweet, fun, and queer love story your December needs.
From: Gadfly Theatre (
Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2017 11:07:13 -0700 (PDT)

Gadfly Theatre Productions Presents

The Crown of the Holly Queen

By Eli Effinger-Weintraub

October 24th, 2017 (Minneapolis/St. Paul) -- Quirk keeps getting sick, but
she and would-be girlfriend Alex get more than they bargained for when they
start looking for answers in this sweet, funny & queer reimagining of the
Holly King and Oak King myths. ​Gadfly Theatre Productions takes on our
first ever holiday play inspired by Pagan themes and myths with the same
holiday warmth you expect this time of year. Quirk and Alex are joined by
Gwin, their coven leader with a heart of gold and too much knowledge about,
well, everything, and Gavin, a transgender youth with rock star dreams.
Their serene life as modern day Druids comes to a screeching halt as Morgan
Leffler, an executive at a nearby clean energy company, wants to tear apart
their sacred grove to lay down pipelines. Morgan’s intentions aren’t as
straightforward as they seem though, and before long real life, past lives,
and mysticism all start bleeding together.

The Crown of the Holly Queen has a lot to say about the power of belief and
the strength of chosen family, and is a great alternative to classic
holiday fare going around without bringing the audience down. Gadfly Alums
G. Zachariah White and Kate Kunkel Bailey star as Gwin and Morgan,
respectively. They are joined by Piper Quinn, fresh off 20% Theatre
Company’s Ballast, Jada Pulley, and Logan Gilbert-Guy, both of whom
recently completed a stint with the Twin Cities Horror Festival. Allison
Knauss is stage managing, with Ben Harvey and Sabrina Diehl taking on the
show’s other tech roles. Gadfly Artistic Director Cassandra Snow directs.

​The play will be at the Crane Theater’s new LGM Studio (at the Crane
Theater) on December 1-3rd and 8-10th. All shows at 7:30 PM except Sunday
matinees, which are at 3:00 PM. Tickets to The Crown of the Holly Queen are
$15 in advance and $20 at the door for a regular show, and features two
Pay-What-You-Can performances on Sunday matinees. Please e-mail
gadflytheatre [at] for more ticket information or visit us at our
website <> or Brown Paper Tickets page

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