The Real Black Swann: Confessions of America’s First Black Drag Queen

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About This Show

While under anesthetic euphoria, a Black gay artist named Les is visited by the effervescent spirit of William Dorsey Swann, a.k.a. “The Queen.” Surviving antebellum enslavement, Swann rises from the ashes of racial oppression to become the first “Queen of Drag” and queer activist on record. During their journey, Swann guides a complacent Les through time, popping his Glinda-esque pink bubble of self-preservation, and provokes him to challenge all too familiar modern-day monsters.

Show Details

Dates: First Preview: August 31, 2023 Opening Night: September 9, 2023 Final Performance: September 24, 2023
Ticket Office: (323) 860-7300

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