Saturday October 21, 2023
This fundraising event is called For the Culture Honey: An Evening of Queer Comedy and Drag is on Saturday, October 21st at 8pm. Curated by Board Member Jonathon Saia, it's going to be a special evening featuring Abe Farrelly, Tuesday Thomas, Queen Sheba, Charlie Galin and Barbra, Please.
Doors open at 9:15pm.
The suggested donation is $20 for General Admission, and VIP tickets are $30, both of which can be purchased at the link above. Your donation is tax deductible. Don't miss this special evening celebrating queer comedy and drag.
Abe Farrelly is an actor, writer, and stand up comedian originally hailing from the south shore of Massachusetts. Known for his observational storytelling, from his distinct perspective as a Trans man, Abe is a unique voice in comedy. His ability to riff with the audience always makes him a crowd favorite, as he’s been making his way across the country headlining a variety of clubs and cruises. He’s also performed at legendary spots like The World Famous Comedy Store, the Improv, and the Laugh Factory. You can also catch Abe MC’ing all sorts of different events around Los Angeles from outdoor movie screenings to drag brunches in WeHo. He can also be seen in his recurring role on the NBC award-winning series, This Is Us, and his recurring guest star role in the latest season of HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm.
Known as the "Tik Tok Tranma," Tuesday Thomas uses her lengthy life as an out trans woman to help others. Suffering from severe anxiety and PTSD, her odd sense of humor is the only thing that saved her from extinction. Her mother calls her a "Freak Magnet" (and mom always knows best). A graduate of The Groundlings, IO, Second City, and UCB, Tuesday hosted and produced L.A.'s premier underground dark comedic variety show, Freak Show, for eight years. Her short film Catastrophe Anthem was the winner of Silk Road at Cannes, as well as an Official Selection at Slam Dance and LAIFF. Her comedy special, Tuesday’s Trash, is available on Amazon Prime and a documentary on her life, The Trash Goes Out on Tuesday will be out this fall.
She is Queen Sheba... as in The Queen of Sheba; DTLA's Bearded Queen. Originally from South Florida, Sheba arrived in California with a history of opera and theater performances in her repertoire. The grit, grime, and sizzle of Los Angeles has made her what she is today: tough, musical, and observant. She is an actress, singer, Hostess, and performance artist who makes DTLA her main headquarters.
A creature of wild facial expressions and immersing his audience in his craft, Charles Galin King brings a weird, creepy, warmth to the stage. A shy, reserved, isolated child, movies and theatre brought him out of his shell. He honed his persona while acquiring an Associates Degree in Theater from The East Los Angeles Community College. Born and raised in East L.A., Charles is a proud Californian and loves strengthening their relationship with the queer community. Tlazocamati [muchas gracias]!
Barbra, Please is a Central Californian native living and werking the streets of WeHo. “BARBRA, PLEASE!” is an iconic line from the film, Mommie Dearest, one of Barbra's favorite films, and chosen as her moniker because it harkens to a different time in pop culture and what you can expect from her performances: GLAMOUR and some old world drag.
VIP General Admission includes a free drink voucher and immersive on-stage seating. General Admission includes seating in our house seats. ADA seats are available upon request.
Doors and Bar open at 9:15pm.
This event is recommended for adults.
There is some language and adult themes in the performances.
Alcohol and Beer will be for sale before the show and during the show.
This is a fundraiser for the Morgan-Wixson theatre.
Proceeds will go to support our production and education efforts.
A portion of this evening's proceeds will go to benefit the Trans Wellness Center..
The Santa Monica Theatre Guild is a 501(c)(3) [non-profit] organization, EIN of 95-6045356 for tax purposes,
with a DBA of the Morgan-Wixson Theatre.