The Golden Gays (Drag Musical Spoof of Golden Girls) a Hit in Los Angeles

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The new Drag Musical Spoof of the Golden Girls is fresh off its first three-week run where it sold out all performances to cheering crowds. The show, written and produced by John Patrick Trapper is moving for an extended run to the Complex Hollywood Theatre on October 1st and will have 8pm performances Thursday through Saturday with a 2pm matinee on Sundays. The first extension will be through November 1st. Tickets are $15.00-$30.00 and can be purchased at http:// http://www.thegoldengays.com as well as many discount sites.

The new Drag Musical Spoof of the Golden Girls is fresh off its first three-week run where it sold out all performances to cheering crowds. The show, written and produced by John Patrick Trapper is moving for an extended run to the Complex Hollywood Theatre on October 1st and will have 8pm performances Thursday through Saturday with a 2pm matinee on Sundays. The first extension will be through November 1st. Tickets are $15.00-$30.00 and can be purchased at http://www.thegoldengays.com as well as many discount sites.

The show features Los Angeles Drag persona ChaCha Cache (Aaron Barerra) playing a crackpot Therapist who diagnoses four different men with "sitcom defective affectation disorder". He does this with a little help from a character he fancies(Florence from the Jeffersons), who advises him to use a new therapy and send the boys to Miami where they can live their lives as Golden Girls. The ride is a little bumpy so the Fab Four occasionally break out in a show tune parody rewritten as a tribute to the girls. The ensemble cast has already received high marks for each of their depictions of the girls.        

The production is directed by Lori Ness Quinn and the Cast includes John W. McClaughlin as Damian (Dorothy), John Downey III as Blaine (Blanche), Iriwn Moskowitz as Roger (Rose) and David Romano as Samuel (Sophia). Rounding off the familiar is ChaCha Cache, a well-known Los Angeles Drag Comedienne as the crackpot Therapist Dr. Leche along with hotties Ron Velasco (all the men) and JuliaLillis (all the women). There is also a special voice-over recorded by Marla Gibbs.

Widestance Productions is founded by John Trapper and has had various incarnations in Philadelphia and Boston. The company is a vehicle for Trapper to write and see what happens when talented directors and actors take over. Normally Trapper tends towards what he perceives to be more meaningful work, while this show has none. "I have written and rewritten this script a couple times a year for the past twelve years. It's really just an excuse to put four men in dresses and make them say funny things in the spirit of the most amazing sitcom ever. If there does turn out to be a message, it certainly isn't intentional!"

As always with his shows, Trapper will use this production as a fundraiser for a gay related charity. This run, $1.00 of every full price ticket sold will go to The Life Group Los Angeles, Founded in 2005 The Life Group LA provides free of charge, much needed information and emotional support through medical forums, emotional support groups and the POZ Life Weekend Seminar. All services are offered in a non-judgmental and safe environment with compassion and understanding. In addition, Trapper is working on securing a large venue in Long Beach in which one large-scale performance of the show will benefit the Care Program at St. Mary's Hospital, where the majority of HIV positive individuals in the Southbay receive resources relevant to their status.

Contact: Carlos Castro
310-213-8727

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