Snow White and the Seven Drag Queens | Hydrate | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader

Snow White and the Seven Drag Queens Recommended Member Picks The Short List (Theater) Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: Fridays, Saturdays. Continues through May 9 2009

Sure it's a hot mess, but who wants Masterpiece Theatre on the Hydrate dance floor? In MidTangent Productions' trashy, self-consciously amateurish parody of Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, seven slovenly drag queens live in fashion-free squalor until out-of-work beautician Snow White moves in and makes them over, provoking the jealous wrath of their evil drag landlady Millificent Duville. Writer and director Tony Lewis crams ten people onto a tiny raised platform and puts them through their divalicious paces. When not belting out Britney Spears, Rosemary Clooney, Pussycat Dolls, Pink, RuPaul, and Julie Andrews--or stepping on one another's lines--the queens throw more shade than a total eclipse. Emily Rogers's mesmerizing, surprisingly delicate Snow White redefines fierce. --Justin Hayford

Price: $10

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