The Nance

Recommended, Don’t Miss

ArtsWest (map) West Seattle
Thurs-Sun. Through Nov 19

Recommended by Rich Smith

This show is a tour through a bunch of gay history some people know very little about: the so-called “pansy shows” of the 1930s, a sort of gay minstrelsy most often performed by straight guys. Chauncey Miles (played by Richard Gray), a gay “nance” actor, must “hide his identity while he mocks it onstage” as he and his friends fight back police raids and general disdain. Look for Jasmine Jean Sim to turn in a good performance. And if you want to really make a night of it, for a few extra bucks you can buy cabaret seats, where you and a friend can share a complimentary bottle of wine, which you might need to get through the sad parts.

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4711 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116

Event Times
  • Thurs-Sun. Through Nov 19
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