On Friday, January 22nd, the fae folk will be heading to Ottawa, to see ToToToo Theatre's production of Hosanna, the iconic work by celebrated Canadian playwright Michel Tremblay.
Tremblay wrote Hosanna in 1973. The story takes place in Montreal and centres on the relationship between Hosanna, a drag queen dressed as Elizabeth Taylor's Cleopatra, and Cuirette, an aging "stud" and gay biker. This play takes place in Hosanna's apartment, "somewhere in the Plaza Saint-Hubert", after she and Cuirette have returned from a Halloween party.
The play deals with several issues including gender identity, sexual identity, the ignorance and acceptance of ageing, and social expressions of homosexuality. Hosanna discusses her relationship with her mother and shows her anxieties over her knowledge of who she really is.
Two of our fae friends, Dragon and Rock, are working on this show, and, as seems to be the case with all the productions they get involved in, this play features FULL FRONTAL NUDITY!!! ;)
The venue, LIVE! On Elgin is described as "intimate", and this promises to be a very popular show, so you will want to order your tickets online as soon as possible.
There is no reserved seating, so we will be meeting at the theatre (220 Elgin Street) at 7pm to pick up our tickets and find good seats.
The next afternoon, Dragon has invited all of us to join him in his lair, for a feast of epic proportions. Dragon's Den offers commanding views, draconic art, and a sensual ambiance. Plus it is centrally located, literally steps from the Smyth transit stop.
This will be a fabulous faerie potluck brunch, so bring your favourite vegetarian dishes, YOB, your ancient Egyptian finery, and your sybaritic appetites!
Please join hosts Dragon & the Demon Child Ryan, from noon to 5pm on Saturday, January 23rd, at Dragon's Den, 1785 Riverside Drive, Ottawa.
And remember, de Nile ain't just a river in Egypt! Indulge responsibly.☺