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At the Wake of a Dead Drag Queen at Trustus Theatre
Photo illustration by George Fulton Productions, poster by Cait Maloney, featuring Hermon Whaley Jr.
Courtney Berringers would like to welcome you to her wake! But make no mistake—this ain’t your grandma’s funeral.
Courtney Berringers would like to welcome you to her wake! But make no mistake—this ain’t your grandma’s funeral. At the Wake of a Dead Drag Queen is a one-act play about Blackness, southern queerness, and the fine art of drag. From African Gods and Goddesses to Trina and Whitney Houston, At the Wake thoughtfully uses storytelling, drama, and drag to explore identity, illness, and the narratives we construct for ourselves. The two-person cast features Hermon Whaley Jr. as Courtney andView more
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Trustus is excited to partner with three South Carolina organizations whose missions align with At the Wake’s message and story: PALSS, offering HIV and AIDS assistance; the Agape Table, fostering healing for queer people of faith and their friends; and South Carolina Black Pride, focused on helping the black LGBT community become more united. Materials from each organization will be available to patrons in the lobby before and after the show, and members of each organization will join the creative team for a talkback immediately following the 2:00pm matinee of the show on Sunday, April 3rd. All are welcome to attend.
Trustus will also host a late night drag show after the 8:00pm performance on Friday, April 8th. More information about the special performance will follow at a later time.
520 Lady Street, Columbia, SC 29201
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