|Gaea Denker's Fabulous Expectations|
Photographer Jamey Thomas Models Gaea Denker, Jim Jeske, & Sailor
Graphics Foul Play Productions
ABOUT FABULOUS EXPECTATIONS:
After a brief, uncomfortable, morning encounter with a flasher in a park, lonely, willowy orphan Pip (Cameron Eng) finds employment under the wise, embittered, nearly-title-holding drag queen, Mz. Havisham (Dave McKew) at Satis House, a struggling gay bar long past its heyday. Enamoured by her cosmopolitan and beautiful assistant Estella (Gaea Denker), Pip is unwittingly caught up in the world of drag pageantry as he’s mysteriously entered in the prestigious Fabulous Expectations contest.
His heart set on impressing the impenetrable Estella, he overcomes his straight-guy reluctance and commits himself to drag performing, only to discover his fiercest competition is none other than Havisham’s number-stealing rival, the vitriolic Anna Rexia / Bentley (Mikl-em) and the gender-bending boy toy waif, Pocket. But plots within plots unfold, and Pip realizes that he’s got to man up in order to beat off the other contestants and be the best female impersonator on stage.
Will poor Pip get his happy ending with Estella? Will Bentley take the cake? Or is this all a big excuse to have some laughs? Well, what do you expect?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Playwright Gaea Denker has a fondness for classical lit and lowbrow wit. She writes comedic material for Ham Pants Productions (hampantsproductions.com), 915 Cayuga (915cayuga.tumblr.com), and The Sparkleponies (facebook.com/theSparkleponies). She holds an MFA in writing for screen and stage.
Songs written by Princess Cream Pie (princesscreampie.com), San Francisco faux queen and swinger-songwriter extraordinaire. “Quick Sniff of Poppers” written by New York drag sensation Ida Slapter.