Apocalypstick! Pride Party
“Apocalypstick is one part The Judy Garland show one part Jerry Springer and a big part of FABULOUS!” – Isolde N. Barron
Apocalypstick is East Vancouver’s only drag show, and is considered one of the city’s best. Featuring The Queen of East Van Isolde N. Barron as well as a rotation of the city’s finest talent, Apocalypstick titillates, shocks and engages audiences. Accompanying the Queen on her Island tour is Baddest Bitch Peach Cobblah and Beardoncé.
Isolde N. Barron
The Queen of East Van, Isolde N. Barron, is a multifaceted theatre artist. Past Entertainer of the Year, her fundraising endeavours at High School Confidential, For the Girls and Queer Bash earned her a “Drag Queen of the Year” nomination for Xtra’s Hero Awards. She has co-created and performed in Tucked & Plucked: Vancouver’s drag HerStory Live on stage! and 20 Minute Drag School. She was the Associate Director on the Vancouver Playhouse’s final production of La Cage aux Folles. After hosting Apocalypstick: East Van’s Drag show every Sunday for two years at the Cobalt she has shifted her focus to the theatre company her alter ego Cameron Mackenzie founded: Zee Zee Theatre, which just wrapped up its sixth season with Dave Deveau, aka Peach Cobblah’s newest script, Lowest Common Denominator at the PAL Theatre in Coal Harbour.
Peach Cobblah is known as the Baddest Bitch of Vancouver. With her wife Isolde N. Barron she has created Twenty Minute Drag School for the Firehall’s BC Buds Festival as well as Tucked & Plucked: Vancouver’s Drag History Live Onstage! which continues to pop up around town. Peach currently produces and hosts the hottest night in Vancouver: HUSTLA, the city’s only monthly queer hiphop event at The Cobalt where she also runs The Gay Agenda: Glitter & Skin, a monthly party celebrating all forms of masculinity. She is the host of Shame Spiral, a devilishly regretful drag show Tuesday nights at 1181. You may also recognize Peach from her turn as the dominatrix Hanna in last fall’s La Cage Aux Folles at the Vancouver Playhouse. As a boy Peach is known as award-winning playwright Dave Deveau.
Hailing from the lobster littered beaches of Nova Scotia, Shanda Leer has made herself at home in Vancouver becoming East Van’s Favourite Tipsy Aunt at a Wedding. A bit of talker, she’s hosted parties like Rough Trade, Redneck and Brain Candy, and performed throughout the city with a mix of lip-synching, comedy and live singing. Shanda’s a former Miss Scotsburn Dairy 1973, securing the title with a heartfelt rendition of Bing Crosby’s “Just a Gigolo” on the accordion. Oscar Wilde is her drag mother and she still doesn’t understand why say she reminds them of Little Edie.
Apocalypstick! is the the grittiest, weirdest, funniest show in town. Who knew the end of the world was so glamorous?
Ticket includes admission to the show and after-party.
Tickets: Members: $22 Non Members: $27 (plus applicable taxes and fees)
Must be 19 years of age
ID required at door
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