Seems there will be a lot of “Sex” going on in San Francisco every Wednesday for an indefinite period.
Heklina and her “Sex and the City” co-stars D’Arcy Drollinger, Lady Bear and Trixxie Carr are committed to performing episodes live every Wednesday at Rebel as long as there is a demand. You might have just missed it, but next week comes sooner than you think and the tickets seems to being selling ultra-fast.
“We will change episodes every three months to keep it fresh and to get people to come back,” says Heklina, who is one of the creative forces behind this dragged up version of the popular TV series. Heklina, also involved in the extremely popular drag “Golden Girls” episodes, says “Sex” is just behind the “Golden Girls” in popularity.
And, since the “Girls” focuses on Christmas, they have more source material when putting on “Sex and the City.”
Presently, the show includes two ”episodes” that have elements of Charlotte’s husband not being able to get it up and Carrie preparing for her book cover photo shoot while the second “episode” features Miranda dating a man who likes to be verbal in bed and when Samantha first meets (and picks up) Smith Jared in the vegetarian restaurant.
Like the TV series, “Sex” is an ensemble piece with each actor getting their own special moments. Director/co-star Drollinger is happy to be part of this production. “Samantha is one of those amazing roles one is lucky to play,” she says. For that reason, while she loves playing Chrissy in the dragged up “Three’s Company,” (also currently playing) and being in “Roseanne,” “Sex and the City” is her favorite “TV” role.
With Drollinger also in “Three’s Company,” she’s become the drag version of Heather Locklear, appearing in two “TV” shows at the same time. (Locklear was in “Dynasty” and “TJ Hooker” concurrently.)
Drollinger also enjoys directing the episodes “though during the process I get a lot of feedback. That’s one thing those queens are not shy about. And then a lot of fun stuff comes together during the rehearsal process. I may direct the episodes, but the slapstick is definitely a family affair,” she says.
The girls have found a great home at Rebel Bar. Heklina says they now have a bigger stage and sets.
To keep up with what episodes of “Sex” will be running and to get ticket information, go to www.trannyshack.com.
If you don’t get your fill of D’arcy on a Wednesday “Sex” night, then you can catch her on Fridays and Saturdays in “Three’s Company” through Feb. 9 at Finn’s Funhouse. Get tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com.