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Artwaves: Drag in Eureka + Classical Music in Trinidad

Wendy Butler talks to co-organizers of the first Trinidad Bay Art and MusicFestivalcoming up August 25-27.

Also on today's Artwaves, learn about Matthew Lopez' "The Legend of Georgia McBride" at Redwood Curtain Theater. The show previews on Thursday and Friday, July 6 and 7, and runs through July.

Via Redwood Curtain Theater: 

"He’s young, he’s broke, his landlord’s knocking at the door, and he’s just found out his wife is going to have a baby! To make matters even more desperate, Casey is fired from his gig as an Elvis impersonator in a run-down, small-town Florida bar. When the bar owner brings in a B-level drag show to replace his act, Casey finds that he has a whole lot to learn about show business—and himself – in this music-filled comedy about singing your own song. Shea King, director of last summer’s box office record-breaker, Five Lesbians Eating a Quiche, was excited to return to take on this project. “I love Redwood Curtain, I love this script, and I love Humboldt!” King said. “Audiences are going to love these characters, their story and have a lot of fun!” Local theatregoers will recognize the name of actor David Hamilton, but may not recognize him once he’s in costume as Miss Tracy Mills, a drag performer who takes a young, down-on-his-luck Elvis impersonator, played by William English, under her wing. Rounding out the stellar cast are Christopher Kehoe as Miss Anorexia Nervosa, Michelle Purnell as Casey’s expectant wife Jo, and Jeremy Webb as bar owner Eddie. In addition to fabulous costumes by Rae Robison, the exquisite make-up and wigs will be designed and executed by Josh Tillett. Scenic Design is by Hanah Toyoda, and Lighting by Jared Sorenson, with Sound by Cory Stewart."Details about the play, Season 2017, and ticketing are on the Redwood Curtain website:


Returning from national and international tours, world-class musicians will perform six concerts in this historic, intimate and extraordinary village, leaving you with lasting impressions. Trinidad boasts excellent restaurants and bars with coastal views and 5-star ratings, as well as wine tasting rooms, breakfast patios and lunch nooks. There is a plethora of vacation stays and motels, alongside art galleries, gift shops, and a city museum and library. The airport is only five minutes away! To top it off there are endless trails, State Parks, the Pacific Ocean, and Trinidad Bay.

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