SEX AND THE CITY: LIVE! to Play the Rebel, Wednesdays Beg. 1/16

Don't miss this over-the-top stage adaptation of the show that single-handedly revived the cocktail - "the cosmopolitan"...and premarital sex! Velvet Rage Productions presents: Sex and the City: LIVE! Featuring San Francisco's finest drag performers in two episodes each night. The show runs for an open-ended engagement, every Wednesday night beginning January 16, 2013 at 7 and 9 p.m. at the Rebel in San Francisco (1760 Market St. at Valencia St.).

After its sold-out smash run last year, Sex and the City: LIVE! is back with brand new episodes. Each performance will feature two episodes based on the iconographic TV show that ran on HBO from 1998 - 2004 (now in syndication).

Tix are $20 in advance at $25 at the door. Advance tickets recommended, as seating is limited. Whether it's happy hour with co-workers, or late night shenanigans with best friends, every Wednesday night the cosmopolitans will be as plentiful as the laughs in this uproarious drag send up.

Your favorite four women from "the city that never sleeps" are about to invade "the City by the Bay"! From the creators who brought you the stage adaptations of such shows as Roseanne and Designing Women, Velvet Rage Productions is proud to announce the return of Sex and the City: Live! - featuring a cornucopia of the most uproarious and ribald moments of the ground-breaking series. The "girls" are four young professional women in search of the perfect relationship and, of course, orgasms. Each episode features multiple storylines that tackled relevant and modern social issues including sexuality, sexually transmitted diseases, safe sex, promiscuity, femininity and of course shoes - while exploring the difference between friendships and relationships.

Sex And The City: LIVE! features San Francisco's finest drag performers including: Heklina (Trannyshack / The Golden Girls) D'Arcy Drollinger (Project Lohan), Lady Bear (Roseanne), Trixxie Carr (Lily's Revenge), Leigh Crow (Elvis Herselvis), Cookie Dough (The Monster Show / The Golden Girls), Jordan Wheeler, and more! The show is directed by D'Arcy Drollinger.

Sex and the City the original HBO series received both acclaim and criticism for its subjects and characters, and spawned two feature films, Sex and the City (2008) and its sequel Sex and the City 2 (2010). It also won seven of its 54 Emmy Award nominations, eight of its 24 Golden Globe Award nominations, and three of its 11 Screen Actors Guild Award nominations. Sex and the City still airs in syndication worldwide and has been listed on Entertainment Weekly's end-of-the-decade "best of" list and as one of Time magazine's 100 Best TV Shows of All-TIME.

Sex and the City: LIVE! is directed by D'Arcy Drollinger. Lighting design by Michael Blythe.

Heklina (Carrie) gained fame as Trannyshack's erstwhile MC, keeping a tight rein on the chaos with her unflappable humor and sparkling wit. She is a premier hostess and DJ for hire around San Francisco, and has graced the Folsom St. Fair, Castro St. Fair, Gay Pride Main Stage, Castro Theater, and Halloween Main Stage, in addition to hosting numerous fundraisers for, among others, PAWS, Project Open Hand, AIDS Housing Alliance, Haight Ashbury Free Medical Clinic, Bay Positives, Lyric, the AIDS Emergency Fund, the UCSF Positive Health Project, Community United Against Violence, and Marriage Equality. She has been seen on the E! Entertainment Network, NBC's "Trauma" "The Cho Show", VH1, "Playing it Straight", Comedy Central's "The Daily Show", BBC Television's "Around the World in 80 Raves", the Scissor Sister's "Filthy Gorgeous" video, and as a guest on the Jerry Springer and Ricki Lake shows. Her film credits include the festival favorites Baby Jane? and All About Evil. Theater credits include a starring role in the 2006 Theater Rhino production TROG!, and producer and featured actor (in the role of Dorothy Zbornak) in the popular San Francisco Golden Girls plays. She was voted Community Grand Marshal of the 2004 San Francisco GLBTQ Pride Parade, and was the subject of two documentaries in the 2005 Frameline SF Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. In 2009 she won the Pride Creativity Award for outstanding artistic contribution to the LGBT Community.

D'Arcy Drollinger (Samantha) D'Arcy Drollinger's original works include: Project: Lohan, Scalpel!, The Possession of Mrs. Jones, Pink Elephants, Above and Beyond the Valley of the Ultra Showgirls, Suburbia 3000, Shit & Champagne, The Cereal Killers, and the upcoming, Mr. Irresistible. D'Arcy has also worked as an actor, director, choreographer and producer. Other credits include: The Producers (first Broadway production), Hairspray the Musical (first Broadway production), F.A.G.G.O.T.S. The Musical, the Thrillpeddler's revivals of the Cockettes musicals Vice Palace & Hot Greeks, and VH1's Divas 2000 featuring RuPaul. He directed and co-starred in the stage adaptations of Sex and the City: LIVE!, Designing Women and Roseanne, as well as playing the role of Chrissy Snow in a live version of the TV classic, Three's Company. He is a co-founder of Back It Up Productions and Crackers In Bed, INC. D'Arcy is the creator and resident choreographer for Sunday Skool - every Sunday at the Academy of Ballet - and home of the SF based dance troupe SexiTude! He is an original member of the critically acclaimed post-punk SF art-rock group Enrique and a firm believer in the ridiculous. Drollinger has been a participant in the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop and is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America.

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