2019 Orlando Fringe Review: ‘The Complete History of Drag in a Few Mo-mo’

By : Danny Garcia
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LGBTQ history in the world isn’t told in mainstream media very often. There isn’t, at least widespread, a push in textbooks and history class to educate on the accomplishments of LGBTQ people. Many of the stories and events that shaped the community live on by being passed from one generation to another in the form of stories, jokes and backstage quips by our drag queens. David LeBarron captures this perfectly in his show “The Complete History of Drag in a Few Mo-mo.”

LeBarron jumps from narrator at the beginning of the show to Auntie, an experienced drag queen who’s time on this earth is limited.  In their dressing room of her local gay bar, Auntie guides the new girl — a neophyte drag queen — through queer history.

From personal accounts with LGBTQ legends to an observation of what’s PC and what’s not, “Mo-mo” is a pronouncement of how quickly the world can change in our lifespan.

“The Complete History of Drag in a Few Mo-mo” can be a sashay through memory lane or an education in the movement, depending on your age and knowledge, that comes with a poof of glitter and assures you that you can never be too old, too young or too queer to learn from an experienced queen even if it’s delivered with full shade.

“The Complete History of Drag in a Few Mo-mo” plays in the Rainbow Venue at The Center Orlando through May 26. For more information visit OrlandoFringe.org.

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