Oy Vey in a Manger: Holiday Schtick with Drag Divas Kinsey Sicks
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The last date listed for Oy Vey in a Manger was Monday December 26, 2011 / 7:30pm.
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Playwright Charles Busch developed an underground following with his campy send-ups of the movie… More
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The performance and performers (Jewish Drag Queens!) were wonderful! Christians might be offended, but they usually are anyway, so just don't go if you can't find humor in sacred traditions and stories. On the night I went, there was a reception following the show. The cast was very friendly and intelligent, along with all that talent! They were also as handsome as men as they were beautiful as girls! Two characters looked so much like a real girls in costume, they should try out for Ru Paul's Drag Race! Trampolina (Spencer Brown) said he hears that frequently! Trixie (Jeff Manabat) has a great singing voice and could probably sing opera if he wanted to. He also could play Eartha Kitt quite well; has her mannerisms and attitude to a tee!
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Yes, it's raunchy. Yes, it's likely to be offensive to all but the most open-minded Christians.... But if you know that going in, you're likely to be laughing out loud as I was... and groaning at some truly -- and intentionally --gawd-awful puns:>)
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“High camp, unafraid, subversive…astonishing.” —San Francisco Chronicle
Visit the Kinsey Sicks "website. ":http://kinseysicks.com/
The Kinsey Sicks began in 1993 as a group of friends who went to a Bette Midler concert in San Francisco dressed as the Andrews Sisters. Assuming they’d be among many drag queens, they found themselves to be the only ones (other than Bette, of course). They were approached that night to perform at an upcoming event. Their reply, “we don’t sing,” was quickly disproved when they realized that all of them had musical backgrounds. They began singing and harmonizing that night, and the seed for the Kinsey Sicks was planted.
Its founders were a group of refugees from successful careers as professionals and activists. Member Ben Schatz (“Rachel”) is a Harvard-trained civil rights lawyer, former Director of the national Gay and Lesbian Medical Association, and one-time presidential advisor on HIV issues. Schatz created the first national AIDS legal project and authored Clinton’s HIV policy during the 1992 presidential campaign. Irwin Keller (“Winnie”) is a University of Chicago-trained lawyer and linguist and former director of the AIDS Legal Referral Panel of the San Francisco Bay Area. Keller authored Chicago’s gay rights ordinance, passed into law in 1989. In 2004, the Kinsey Sicks were joined by actor/singer/designer Jeff Manabat, who is responsible for Trixie’s inordinate glamour and soaring counter-tenor, as well as the entire group’s hot couture. Beginning in October of 2008, the Kinsey Sicks were joined by the hilarious and talented Spencer Brown (“Trampolina”), a Kansas City-based actor and singer, already known for his drag character Daisy Buckët (pronounced, of course, “bouquet”).
About the Ticket Supplier: Theater J
Theater J has emerged as one of the most distinctive, progressive and respected Jewish theaters in North America by virtue of its ambitious range of programming and the bold, imaginative artistry of its playwrights, directors, designers and actors. A program of the Washington DC Jewish Community Center, Theater J works in frequent collaboration with other components of the Washington DCJCC’s Morris Cafritz Center for the Arts: the Washington Jewish Film Festival, and the Literary and Music Department.