Queer@HERE

HERE Arts Center
145 6th Ave, Grinnell, IA 50112
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HERE Arts Center presents their fourth annual Queer@HERE festival. This year's event features over 50 artists performing dance, film, comedy and puppetry. The schedule is as follows: Carmelita Tropicana Variety Show, Thursday, June 1 at 7pm - Carmelita Tropicana, the national songbird of Cuba, brings the audience the best, queerest acts of the Western Hemisphere. The show stars Lizerace, Coco Frio, Uzi Parnes, Ari Gold, and Charles Scott Richard. The Queerest show on Earth, Thursday, June 1 through Saturday, June 10 at 10:30pm - A one-hour vaudevillian performance piece hosted bu Judie Ruliani (played elegantly by Johnnie Moore). Special guest appearances by Chichi Castenango, Dr. Abhora, Basil Twist, Charles Kaiser, Allan Tibbets, and surprise guests. Fabulous Ride into the Inknown, Thursday, June 1 and Friday, June 2 at 10:30pm - Directed by Roland Tec, this solo performance play by Bruce Ward chronicles the lives of ten NYC men through the tumultuous 1980s Mars behind Bars: A Sexual Autobiography, Friday, June 2 throguh Sunday, June 4 at 8pm - Written by Shelly Mars, directed by Janice Deaner. With unflinching honesty and humor, Mars explores her life as a Jewish lesbian from small-town Ohio who moves to New York to become an actress. She exposes her wacky family, her ongoing therapy, and the sex business into which she inadvertantly fails to make ends meet. The Girl with the Polka-Dot Eyes, Friday, June 2 and Saturday, June 3 at 7pm - This unauthorized biography of Liz Renay is written and performed by Maggie Moore. inspired by real life great grandmother sex kitten, Renay, who hit the headlines after winning a 1949 bra company paegant, served time for her connection to a mob czar, streaked down Hollywood Boulevard, and was plucked to star in John Waters' Desperate Living. The Nestlers, Saturday, June 3 at 3pm - Written by Michelle Meyers and Robin Strober, this play has the audiences confronting Rosemary's Baby, unsightly body hair and scary lesbian love! Longtime girlfriends and mothers-to-be, Marla and (a very pregnant) Jill, inherit a treasure trove of Mary Kay beauty products and decide to unload them at a women's music festival. Radius, Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4 at 10:30pm - Written and performed by Andrew Horowitz in collaboration with Thomas Drymon. A non-stop thrill ride story of Andy Ohio's journey from suburbia to legend. It's about being young and queer in America, about trials and tribulations, self-discovery and redemption. Mimi's Wedding, Sunday June, 4 at 7 & 10:30pm - Written and performed by Mina Hartong. The bride is a lesbian. The groom didn't show. And the mother of the bride is devastated. A story of coming otu in Connetcticut. Blending live performance with video, this show tells the story fo a girl who wants to get married and live happily ever after. CHARLIE!, Monday, June 5 at 8pm - A film directed by Jushua Rosenzweig. Three beautiful "angels" are sent undercover by their boss, the mysterious Charlie M, to infiltrate Avalon Cosmetics and uncover the sinister plans of Avalon's CEO PLenty Powers. Super Maeva De Ox, Monday, June 5 and Tuesday, June 6 at 7pm - Conceived and choreographed by Arthur Aviles with Rhina Valentin. A whimsical Puerto Rican, lesbian retelling of The Wizard of Oz. Swallow Your Pride, Wednesday, June 7 and Thursday, June 8 at 7pm - Written and performed by David Mills, directed by Danny Scheie. God hates fags for a reason. Feeling Gay Fried? Tired of the Rainbow Regime? Join proudly anti-gay David Mills in this healthy dose of gay shame served up in song and spoken word. A Dove and Below, Thursday June 8 and Friday June 9 at 8pm - A unique styling of alternative country, americana and grass roots, Billy Dove with his Band has created a new and original sound that has been heard throughout the city. Deporting the Divas, Friday, June 9 through Sunday, June 11, at 8pm - Written by Guillermo Reyes, directed by Joseph Megel. A comedy of sex, wigs, and immigration politics by the author of Men on the Verge of a His-panic Breakdown. Faith, Hope & Regie, Friday, June 9 through Sunday, June 11 at 7pm - Written & performed by Regie Cabico, directed by Daniel Luna. A real Filipino American Soap Opera asking how does a queer Filipino boy who wants to become a child star and a Saint make it in a red-necked Southern Maryland town? Tigger Tails, Saturday, June 10 at 10:30pm - Catch a Tigger ans his favorite tails: drinking, stripping, dirty talking. Tigger dresses inappropriately, gets drunk, talks trash, hosts and showcase some of his favorite burlesque performers. Starring James Ferguson, Scotty the Blue Bunny, Julie Atlas Muz, and Dirty Martini! The Making of Michael Gold , Sunday, June 11 at 10:30pm - Written and performed by Michael Goldfried, directed by Katrina Fried. There will be comedy, music, mimetic sexual relations, et al. Brought to you in part by the makers of Mike Albo's Sexotheque. This is absolutely the most fun one can have on a Sunday night without soiling ones clothes.

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