Thank You For Being a Freak

As any homosexual with Lifetime and no life from 10 to 11 on an average weeknight knows, The Golden Girls possesses just the right blend of barbed wit, sex, bitchiness, and cowl neck sweaters to stand the test of time. It also stands the test of tranny translation to the stage, as evidenced by The Golden Girls: The Play. Who knew that local drag superstars Heklina, Cookie Dough, Matthew Martin, and Miss Trannyshack 2007 Pollo Del Mar could so perfectly embody Dorothy, Sophia, Blanche, and Rose? Okay, so everybody knew … but have you seen it? "You smoked? Rose! That's like finding out Lassie was an alcoholic!" "Lassie was an alcoholic?" The cast (including co-stars Mike Finn, Laurie Bushman, BeBe Sweetbriar, and Hilary Grove) returns this month with two live reenactments of the sizzling '80s sitcom, including a touching Christmas episode. And what better way to recognize the most sacred of Christian holidays than by letting yourself be touched by a tranny? Zing!
Dec. 21-29, 8 & 10 p.m., 2007

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