The Legend of Georgia McBride runs until August 19 at the Dorset Theatre Festival. There are matinees on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. The play runs for ninety minutes without intermission and gives the audience a glimpse into a world that most people don’t know too much about. This is the world of the drag queen. There have been some plays and television shows that offer a glimpse into this world. However, this play provides a unique perspective.
Bob and I were eager to see the play since we greatly admired The Whipping Man by Lopez which also had a production at the Dorset Theatre Festival a few seasons ago. We talked with Sam Levitt, one of the company’s dramaturgs about The Legend of Georgia McBride. You can hear that talk by clicking on the link below.
The Legend of Georgia McBride Interview
However, that did not prepare us for the experience of seeing the play. We were struck by the set as we settled in our seats. When the play began, we were absorbed in the lives unfolding before us. Lopez is a playwright who enables an audience to experience the humanity of people they do not know, but get to know and understand in new ways.
Curious to know more about the playwright, I went to his website. There are scenes from productions of his other plays that makes me hope that the Dorset Theatre Festival will bring more of his work to their stage.
After you order your tickets for The Legend of Georgia McBride, by clicking on their website below, visit Matthew Lopez’s web page.
Dorset Theatre Festival Website