The Queer Cultural Center in association with 42nd Street Moon presents:


Wednesday December 15 7:30pm

The Ceremonial Room at the LGBT Community Center
1800 Market Street San Francisco
Tickets: $10
Reservations recommended: 415-865-5611
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One night only!
A rare opportunity to get up close and personal with
queer icon, outrageous hero and Broadway star Lea DeLaria.

Qcc in association with 42nd Street Moon presents an evening of scintillating conversation with queer actor, comic, recording artist, author and activist Lea DeLaria. The evening will be moderated by critic Chad Jones of the Oakland Tribune.

First known for her no holds barred queer-and-in-your-face-about-it comedy, DeLaria is also an accomplished jazz singer, author, activist, and Broadway, film and television actor.

One of the nation's first out dyke comedians, DeLaria courageously pioneered her way into the comedy scene, onto mainstream stages, and into straight-dominated Hollywood.

Host Chad Jones will engage DeLaria in lively discussion about her multi-faceted career and her courageous journey through show business boldly being her true self: completely open, outrageous, and out, loud, and proud.

Come share this special evening and enjoy a rare opportunity to learn about the life of this remarkable pioneer, comedic icon and queer hero. Ms. DeLaria will take questions from the audience - and as always, will provoke, delight, stir up and inspire.

DeLaria comes to the Bay Area in December to star in 42nd Street Moon’s production of Once Upon a Mattress (details follow).

Reservations are recommended for this special event. Due to limited seating, unclaimed reservations will be given away 10 minutes before showtime.


The nation's first out dyke comedian, Lea DeLaria is also an accomplished jazz singer, stage/tv/film actor, author and activist. She made her solo album debut in May 2001 with Play it Cool (Warner Bros. Jazz) receiving rave reviews across the country and being voted the number one jazz album by The London Times. Lea recently released her newest album Double Standards overseas, to raves in the international arena, and has just finished touring with the Newport Jazz 50th Anniversary Tour. Lea has also toured Europe performing at the Montreux and London Jazz Festivals and was the master of ceremonies for Just for Laughs in the Montreal Comedy Festival. She starred in The Rocky Horror Show on Broadway and co-starred in the new Michael John LaChiusa production of Little Fish at the Second Stage Theatre in New York this past season. Ms. DeLaria received an Obie Award, Theatre World Award, Drama Desk nomination, and was a Drama League honoree for her portrayal of Hildy in The Public Theater production of On the Town. Other theatre credits include The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told, L'il Abner (City Center Encores!), Chicago (National Tour), Boys From Syracuse and As You Like It (Williamstown Theatre Festival). Film: Edge of Seventeen, The First Wives Club. TV: The WB's animated series "The Oblongs," "Friends," "The Job," "The Drew Carey Show," "Will & Grace," and "Politically Incorrect." Concerts: Tribute to Judy Garland, Broadway Favorites: The Leading Ladies (both at Carnegie Hall). It's Delightful, It's Delicious, It's DeLaria. This fall, Lea will be starring in Beckett’s Happy Days with the Worth Street Theatre Company in New York and is scheduled to star as Winnifred in Once Upon A Mattress at 42nd Street Moon in San Francisco this winter.


Chad Jones has been a Bay Area theater critic for 12 years. He spent five years with the gay and lesbian weekly the Bay Area Reporter and for the last seven years has been Chief Theater Critic for the Oakland Tribune and the other daily newspapers in the ANG Newspapers chain.


Lea DeLaria is coming to the Bay Area to star in Once Upon a Mattress, presented by 42nd Street Moon (show runs Dec 8, 2004 - Jan 2, 2005). Comedian DeLaria brings her own musical comedy panache to Mary Rodgers and Marshall Barer's classic 1959 Broadway retelling of the Princess and the Pea. DeLaria plays Carol Burnett’s original role of Princess Winnifred the Woebegone, newly arrived in a distant kingdom to see if she can become the Prince’s bride by passing a test set by the wicked Queen (is there any other kind?). Songs include "Shy," "Happily Ever After," "Many Moons Ago," and "Yesterday I Loved You."