Gillian English escorts us through the ups and downs of love (and falling out of it) in her newest Fringe piece
English's love affair with Fringe theatre began with her company, The Theatre Elusive's, award winning tour of Love in the Time of Time Machines , written by Ned Petrie and David Tichauer and starred in by English and Michael Goldlist. In typical Fringe fashion, though that show was immense fun for the entire company, English also describes the odd challenge. For example "when that drag queen stole my dress off the costume rack in Montreal. I could just go on and on about that..."
Ergo, her current show. Drag Queen Stole My Dress is an autobiographical solo piece that chronicles "the rise and fall of (English's) most significant romantic relationship so far". She writes to communicate hope and remedy when dealing with love and all other lost causes and to insight humour where heartbreak prevails. In a bold and brave burst of artistry, English dedicates her challenging experience towards a cathartic offering to the audience. Drag Queen premiered in New York at the Frigid Festival in March, it is joining the Montreal Fringe Festival this month and it will be up in Toronto in August at The Storefront Theatre as part of a double bill with Jessica Fitzpatrick's Cupidity.
CHECK IT OUT!
Drag Queen Stole My Dress opens Friday June 13 at the Cabaret Du Mile End and runs on the 14th, 17-18th and 20-21st.
For ticket and show information, visit the Montreal Fringe website here.
Also, check out the trailer below.