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Mae West’s The Drag–A Homosexual Comedy In Three Acts
June 5 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
In celebration of Pride Month, Play Your* Part, a young Seattle-based theater company that produces plays to reduce social inequity, presents The Drag – A Homosexual Comedy in Three Acts, from June 5-29 at Gay City on Capitol Hill. This long-forgotten 1920’s Mae West play contains frank portrayals of homosexuality and drag culture and starkly exhibits the discrimination that LGBTQ+ people faced–facts that made it so controversial that it was banned after only ten performances. Seen afresh, this funny, stylish, poignant play is at once a celebration of LGBTQ+ culture and an opportunity to reflect on the continuing struggle for equal rights. Be transported through history as the play evolves from stylized black and white to brilliant technicolor, and see the progress of the LGBTQ+ struggle come alive before your very eyes as we reflect together on progress yet to be made.