Brazil’s Drag Queen, the Toast of New Zealand, Stars in Own Play

Brazilian drag queen Beirão Color, style, laughs, maybe some tears, live singing, lots of fun and glamour is what people can expect from Confessions of a Drag Queen a new play to hit Wellington's BATS Theatre in November. Wellington is, as everybody knows, the capital of New Zealand.

The show tells the story of a young boy who after discovering his sexuality in the steamy shores of Brazil, moves to the land of the long white cloud, Wellington to be more exact, where he is introduced to the Gay nightlife and the Drag world along with its consequences!

Confessions of a Drag Queen is written, produced and performed by Toi Whakaari Performing Arts Management Student, Brazilian and Miss Drag Wellington – Ricky Beirão.

"The idea for the show came to me in one of those crazy middle-of-the-night moments," Beirão tells. "I started writing about the many funny situations I get into when I'm in drag. I love the way people react to me when I'm Rhubarb."

Ricky Beirão is also known as his alter ego Rhubarb Rouge, who is 'sharing the stage' with him.  Rhubarb Rouge was recently crowned Miss Drag Wellington 2009. He has been doing drag for 4 years and is very excited about his one 'woman' show.

Ricky makes a promise to his dedicated audience of something new and exciting, most of the songs in the show will not be lip synched. 'Rhubarb' will be singing live.

From the Program

A cacophony of colors with style, flair, attitude, glitter and glamour straight from the steamy shores of Brazil. And that's just the first outfit!

This show tells the story about a young drag queen, from his (or hers?) childhood to discovering the gay nightlife and the drag world and it's consequences.

A night of fun in the theatre filled with classic gay tunes, hot men, comedy and a spicy Brazilian flavor to it

Conceived and performed by Ricky Beirão (Miss Drag Wellington 2009), featuring Rhubarb Rouge.

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People can stay in touch with what is going on with the play
through the blog
www.confessions.tk.

Directed by William Donaldson, Confessions of a Drag Queen runs
for an exclusive season at BATS Theatre from the 25 to 28 November
at 9:30 pm. Tickets are $16 / $13 concession.

Dates: November 25-28

Where: Bats Theatre, 1 Kent Trc. Wellington, New Zealand
Tickets: $16 / $13 concessions
Book: Ph: 04 802 4175 or email
book@bats.co.nz

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