Harrison Homer-Guy (First Black Grand Marshal Houston Pride) -- Stages LGBT plays -- Naughty poetry reading Aaron Coleman
Aaron Coleman speaks with Harrison Homer-Guy about his life and two events he has coming up for Black Pride. Guy was born in La Marque, Texas, in 1976. He has two sisters and two brothers, and his young mother’s parents adopted and raised Guy and his older sister. “They were incredible parents,” Guy says. “I wouldn’t change a thing.”
Guy attended La Marque public schools from kindergarten through his senior year. “School, for me, was about creative things. I was involved in numerous performance activities—theater, choir, marching band,” he recalls. He played the trumpet and tuba in the band, and admits that he would love to join Houston’s Pride Band. “But I’m so busy as it is.”
Guest: Harrison Homer-Guy
Deborah Moncrief Bell talks with Michael Greco, associate artistic director, about two plays taking place at Stages Theater. The first is "The Legend of Georgia McBride", Casey is desperate to be the best Elvis impersonator, complete with his flashy sequin jumpsuit. But just like that, his audiences lose interest and his act is replaced by the new drag show in town. With rent overdue and a baby on the way, “The King” takes the plunge and transforms into an all-out queen with the help of his new friends who teach Casey what it’s like to walk in someone else’s heels. But how will he reveal his newfound love of drag to his wife? With snappy zingers and dance-worthy numbers, this wildly entertaining story challenges our perceptions of identity and classic gender roles with extraordinary humor and depth.
The second play is "Drag Wonderettes". You know and love The Marvelous Wonderettes—now it’s time for a new twist! Re-imagined as a high drag performance, you’ll hear the same 50s and 60s songs like “Stupid Cupid,” “Lollipop,” and “It’s My Party,” and get a whole new view of how friendship can be truly marvelous. These queens are bringing a whole new level of fabulous to the stage!
Guest: Michael Greco
Finally we have some naughty poetry. Aaron Coleman and Deborah Moncrief Bell read some selections. Be sure to check out these poems.
Guest: Aaron Coleman