One Night Only

Escapade: An Unusual Experience, a dancing, singing (or at least lip syncing) drag show that gets its eighth local production—each one a different mix of performers, routines and visuals—tonight at Lyric Hall, encapsulates the qualities of this week’s wider PRIDE New Haven docket.

It’s fun, but it’s got attitude. It’s spectacle, but it’s got meaning. And it’s work, but it’s a labor of love, with a message of love for each other and oneself.

sponsored by

Joyful Learning at Cold Spring School

And if you love these photos from last night’s dress rehearsal, go ahead and reserve a seat. This is a one-night-only affair, with shows at 7 and 9 p.m., and as ringleader Luis Antonio prepares for an indefinite sojourn to the west coast, it could be the last local Escapade for a while.

Photo Key (performers listed left to right, as applicable):

1. Luis Antonio and Rory Roux Heart.
2. Luis Antonio, Kiki Lucia, Sorcia Warhol.
3. Sorcia Warhol.
4. Luis Antonio and Rory Roux Heart.
5. Vivienne LaFlamme.
6. Kiki Lucia.
7. Sorcia Warhol.
8. Rory Roux Heart.
9. Kiki Lucia.
10. Sorcia Warhol, Rory Roux Heart, Luis Antonio.
11. Luis Antonio.
12. Cast, crew and friends.

Written and photographed by Dan Mims.

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Dan has worked for a couple of major media companies, but he likes Daily Nutmeg best. As DN’s editor, he writes, photographs, edits and otherwise shepherds ideas into fully realized feature stories, helped very much by a small team of dedicated contributors.

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