Ding, Dong, The B*tch is Dead! But Queer Theatre is Alive and Well with the Premiere of The Lizard of Oz at the Painted Bride

DING, DONG, THE B*TCH IS DEAD! BUT QUEER THEATRE IS ALIVE AND WELL WITH THE PREMIERE OF THE LIZARD OF OZ AT THE PAINTED BRIDE

PHILADELPHIA, PA—(January 9, 2020)—Painted Bride Art Center presents the world premiere of The Lizard of Oz on February 7-16, 2020 at 230 Vine Street.   

Eric Jaffe, Philly’s Premier Genderless Glamour Monster, is defying gravity, and you can’t bring them down!  Good News! She’s Dead! The Witch of West Philly is Dead! Join Smelphaba and Linda as they journey to meet the Lizard of Oz. But will they arrive before Dorothy, Scarecrow-No-She-Better-Don’t, The Tin Non-Binary person, and Rum Tum Tugger?! Drag Queens and Lizards and Bears, OH MY!

Conceived by Eric Jaffe and Foster Longo, aka Lili St. Queer, The Lizard of Oz will debut at the Bride February 7, 8, 9 & 14, 15, 16. Whether you’re a fan of Wicked, The Wiz, or the classic MGM film The Wizard of Oz, you will delight in this sexy yet silly parody. Drag Queens and Lizards and Bears! OH MY!

After the Gayborhood premiere of two full length musical parodies in 2019, Jaffe and gang are thrilled to find a home this winter at the Painted Bride. While accepting a Philly Drag Award for their work on the Barrymore Recommended Gay Mis, Jaffe spoke on the mission for their company, saying, “Combining theatre and drag, and breaking down the gender binary that is so infused in theatre is what we are set out to do, and what we will continue to do.”

The Lizard of Oz runs February 7, 8 & 14, 15 at 8pm and February 9 & 16 at 7pm at the Painted Bride Art Center (230 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106) General Admission Tickets, $25; VIP Cabaret Seating, $50 (Seating Limited.) For tickets and more information visit www.paintedbride.org or call 215.925.9914

Painted Bride Art Center is committed to supporting artists, fostering diversity and inclusivity, and providing a safe and welcoming environment for artists, audiences and communities to explore the human experience.  Building on our 50-year legacy, the Bride continues to work with artists and communities to create and present programs that project the most powerful and provocative voices of our time. Now, the Bride is forging a bold new path that invests in bringing the work of artists beyond our walls, beyond our neighborhood, and out into the many communities of Philadelphia through dynamic partnerships. This creative evolution allows the Bride to achieve its mission through a variety of projects that allow for adaptation, scale and reinvention.

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