THE GOLDEN GIRLS: THE CHRISTMAS EPISODES Returns to the Victoria Theatre, Now thru 12/22

The Golden Girls: The Christmas Episodes -- 8th Annual All Drag Xmas Exdrag-a-ganza -- will feature all new episodes for 12 performances only this holiday season, today, Dec. 5 - 22, 2013, playing Thurs. Fri. & Sat. at 8:00 pm and Sun. at 7:00 pm at the Victoria Theatre in San Francisco. Visit www.trannyshack.com for more information!

When the days get shorter, the thermometer drops, the Xmas sweaters are taken out of mothballs, it can only mean one thing. Its time for the annual appearance of The Golden Girls: The Christmas Episodes 2013, starring San Francisco's four top drag luminaries, as we ring in the Holiday with, hilarity and heart. The formula is reasonably straightforward. Take 4 talented drag performers, cast them in two classic Xmas episodes of the ground-breaking and uproarious TV show: THE GOLDEN GIRLS, and joviality will ensue.

The four drag stars are playing the characters the entire world has come to know and love are Heklina (Dorothy), Cookie Dough (Sophia), Matthew Martin (Blanche) and Pollo Del Mar (Rose). Laurie Bushman, Manuel Caneri, Peter Griggs and Jordan Wheeler also are featured in the cast.

The Golden Girls: The Christmas Episodes 2013 is directed by Matthew Martin. Set Design by Nathan Rapport, Lighting design by Joe D'Emilio, Costumes by Landa Lakes & Van Hedwall.

There will be a different celebrity guest each night for the first week only, Dec. 5 - 22, 2013:

Thurs. Dec. 5, 2013 - 8:00 pm Donna Sachet - SF's Drag Hostess with the Mostess!

Fri. Dec. 6, 2013 - 8:00 pm Fernando & Greg - Radio Hosts - Morning Show Radio 99.7 Now

Sat. Dec. 7, 2013 - 8:00 pm Sister Roma - "The Most Photographed Nun In The World"

Sun. Dec. 8, 2013 - 7:00 pm Connor McGuire - Porn Star

For Golden Girls fanatics and aficionados, the two ALL NEW episodes being presented are:

Episode 1 - Rose The Prude / Blanche And The Younger Man

Blanche and Rose go on a double date to the Annual Christmas Dance, Rose hits it off with her date while Blanche gets a dud. Not to let it deter her, Blanche agrees to go on a date with her aerobics instructor, who is considerably younger than she is. Meanwhile, Dorothy and Sophia have a gin rummy marathon while enjoying mother / daughter memories.

Episode 2 - Ladies Of The Evening

Dorothy, Rose, and Blanche win 3 tickets to attend a Holiday Fundraiser / Post Movie-Premiere Party, Hosted by Burt Reynolds, leaving Sophia out of luck. While staying at a beachfront hotel for the occasion, a hitch in their plan occurs when they're mistaken for prostitutes and hauled off to jail

The Golden Girls: The Christmas Episodes 2013 returns to San Francisco for a limited engagement of 12 performances only! The show plays Dec. 5 - 22, 2013 - Thurs. Fri. & Sat. at 8:00 pm. / Sun at 7:00 pm. The individual performance dates are: Dec. 5, 6, 7, 8, / 12, 13, 14, 15, / 19, 20, 21, 22. Shows are at The Victoria Theatre, 2961 16th St. (btwn. Mission & Capp Sts.) SF, CA 94103. Tickets are $30 and are available at http://goldengirlssf.eventbrite.com.

On Opening night of The Golden Girls: The Christmas Episodes 2013 - Thurs. 12/5/13 8:00 pm we are making it a benefit for AIDS Housing Alliance/SF. AIDS Housing Alliance/SF believes in a world where all people have a safe, decent and affordable home. Toward that vision they prevent homelessness for people with HIV/AIDS by protecting the housing they already have, providing resources to secure new housing, and promoting public policy to expand opportunity for all. Their goal is to become the largest housing services provider and largest employer of people with HIV/AIDS in San Francisco. For each ticket sold for opening night 12/5/13, http://goldengirlssf.eventbrite.com a $5.00 donation will be made to AIDS Housing Alliance/SF. www.ahasf.org

In addition, to make opening night Thurs. 12/5/13 more festive, we are inviting audience members to attend the show wearing a XMAS SWEATER.

The Golden Girls started performances in 2005 in the front parlor of a Victorian Mansion in the Western Addition. The shows quickly became more and more popular with the shows being performed twice annually - for a month every June and for a month each December. As The Golden Girls became more popular, they moved to larger quarters of sold out-runs at Mama Calizo's Voice Factory and then to CounterPULSE. In 2011 the show moved to the 500 seat Victoria Theatre where it will play again for 16 performances only. IN 2011 all 11 shows completely sold out.

CAST BIOS:

Heklina (Dorothy) 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. Web site trannyshack.com




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