Delaware Valley Arts Alliance celebrates Pride Month beginning June 24 at 7:30 p.m. with a performance of ¡Oso Fabuloso and the Bear Backs. This faith-based rock musical is akin to Hedwig and the Angry Inch but more risque, according to the Alliance.
The show tells the story of a queer Latin bear named Oso Fabuloso (C. Julian Jiménez), who was recently dumped by a two-stroke daddy bear. Oso enlists the help of his therapist, Dr. Calvo (PK Variance), who convinces him to sing the blues. Oso goes on tour with his therapist and his two best friends, Gummy (Vasilios Leon) and Grizz (Joseph Distl), hoping this will cure him of his love woes. An INTAR (International Arts Relations) production, Oso Fabuloso made its New York debut with performances at Joe’s Pub and the McKittrick Hotel.
The party continues Saturday, June 25 at 7:30 p.m. with Trans-Parent Love: Boys will be Girls, by Maureen Muldoon. This one-woman show explores the journey of transgender coming out from the perspective of the mother of a transgender child. Trans-Parent Love’s goal is to promote conversations that help people talk about the questions, concerns, and commonalities people have with each other. A discussion takes place after the show where a panel of parents can share their stories.
“While our year-round programming regularly features LGBTQ+ voices, it is important to take part in this annual recognition of LGBTQ+ civil rights that has been marked since the Stonewall riots in New York in 1969,” says the executive director of DVAA, Ariel Shanberg.
Parental supervision is suggested.
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Oso Fabuloso and the bear backs
June 24, 7:30 p.m.
Transparent love: boys will be girls
June 25, 7:30 p.m.
210 bridge street
Narrowsburg, NY 12764
Tickets – $25/20 (DVAA members) in advance/
30/25$ at the door
Tickets can be purchased by calling (845) 252-7576 or online at www.delawarevalleyartsalliance.org.