Naked in the Queer Acts Festival

Lisa Rose Snow in ‘Naked’ by Lisa Rose Snow.

Halifax Pride’s 3rd annual QUEER ACTS Theatre Festival is your source for high-quality queer themed theatre. With four fantastic shows by local and out-of-town artists at two great venues, you can count on QUEER ACTS to make your Halifax Pride experience one to remember.

Check out the full line-up and book your tickets now!

Big in Germany – By Ten Foot Pole Productions Rock ‘n’ roll, sex, ambition, porn, love, and doing whatever it takes to make it as a rock star! Toronto rockers Alex and Bruce are huge stars in Germany but are unknowns at home, where they work in the porn industry to pay the bills. Desperate to recreate that stardom in Canada, they launch a make-it-or-break it scheme to become famous or flame out spectacularly.

The Bus Stop Theatre 6:30pm July 18-20 9:30pm July 21-22

El Camino or the Field of Stars – Created by Stewart Legere and Christian Barry El Camino or The Field of Stars is the story of a young gay man on a pilgrimage to fix the things he feels are broken. Across Europe to the edge of the world, deep into the Milky Way, through the past and into the future, he will go where he must – as long as he can walk there.

The Bus Stop Theatre 8:00pm July 18-20 6:30pm July 21-22

Naked – By Forerunner Playwright’s Theatre – Naked, written by Lisa Rose Snow, centres around a housecleaner and a homeowner’s spoiled daughter, who is (technically but not technically) naked in the tub. Dealing with questions of how love grows between people and what it takes to be truly naked in the presence of another, Naked was named a Fringe Hit when it first premiered at the 2010 Atlantic Fringe Festival and joins the QUEER ACTS line-up in a new expanded version directed by award winning queer artist Richie Wilcox.

The Bus Stop Theatre 9:30pm July 18-20 8:00pm July 21-22

SPIN – By Outspoke Productions SPIN is a show unlike anything previously presented by QUEER ACTS. Through a series of songs played live on a vintage bicycle, SPIN recounts a theatrical song cycle about bikes, women, and liberation. Inspired by the incredible true tale of Annie Londonderry, the first woman to ride around the world on a bicycle in 1894, SPIN blends music, theatre, and technology in a unique tribute to the bicycle as muse, musical instrument, and agent of social change.

Neptune Studio Theatre 8:00pm July 19-21

Tickets- $15 each. Advance, Students, Seniors, and Underwaged- $12 Festival passes – $40 Tickets for all performances are available for purchase at neptunetheatre.com, by calling 429-7070, or at the door.

Halifax Pride Week is Atlantic Canada’s largest festival celebrating the culture of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) communities. The 23rd Festival takes place July 17-24, 2011 in Halifax.

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