Hugo House Capitol Hill
Thu., March 17, 7:30 p.m. 2016
Tickets for this very popular and very good event went on sale March 1. If you haven't bought them yet, do it now because it always sells out. This year's quadripartite face-off features the poet EJ Koh, the playwright Sara Porkalob, the novelist Brian McGuigan, and the drag queen Mal DeFleur. Stiff competition, but my money's on Porkalob. If you saw her hilarious and surprising show Dragon Lady: I'm Going to Kill You at Seattle Fringe Festival, then you'll know why. She's funny, dynamic, and can convincingly play 15 characters from several generations within a short period. RICH SMITH
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