TIGLFF announces ‘Evolution of Drag’ fundraiser

By : Ryan Williams-Jent
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The Tampa Bay International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival (TIGLFF) has announced “The Evolution of Drag: Drag through the Decades!”—scheduled for June 1 at the Palladium in St. Petersburg—will serve as a fabulous fundraiser benefiting their upcoming 30th anniversary.

The drag production is described as a mixture of comedy, dance and history. Through the eyes of a drag queen, it transports audiences with “an exhilarating voyage through ten decades and has packed houses near and far!”

The show is produced by Daphne Ferraro, Tampa Bay WAVE Award winner for best drag performer, who will be joined by 10 of the area’s fan favorite performers. Entertainers include Chi Chi La Lique, Kathryn Nevets, Kenya Black, Robyn Demornay, Jocelyn Summers, Jaeda Fuentes, Conundrum, Te Monet and more.

“I am excited to bring ‘The Evolution of Drag: Drag Through the Decades’ back to the Tampa Bay area just in time for Pride and the 50 year anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising,” Ferraro shared. “It’s a unique experience for the audience and cast alike … the room will definitely be filled with our love for each other and the love of those who support us (and what we do.) It’s a true honor for us to represent our community and we’re thrilled to be able to partner with TIGLFF on this fundraising event.”

“We are excited to celebrate drag performances and the queens who are often at the front lines of fundraising with this hilarious look at 10 decades of drag,” TIGLFF Co-President Mariruth Kennedy added. “I can’t think of a better way to kick off our 30th anniversary.”

A demo of the show can be seen below:

General admission is $30 and VIP, which includes a post show meet and greet with select cast members, preferred seating and more, is available for $45. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

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