The Boys of Bearlesque, Teddy Trade, & Mr. Friendly SF present……
THE WIZARD OF POZ
A Theatrical Benefit for Mr. Friendly
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Doors: 7 | Curtain: 8
SF Eagle | 398 12th St | 21+
Somewhere over the rainbow is a magical place filled with flying puppies, queer nuns, leather lions, bearded queens, and unconditional love. We just have to believe that this place exists. This exciting production blurs the lines of theatre, cabaret, drag, and burlesque; featuring a collection of San Francisco’s various vibrant cultures re-imagining the Frank L. Baum’s classic story. Come join Dorothy’s journey along the Yellow Brick Road of Self-Acceptance as they learn to break free of stigma and embrace life in full technicolor.
Serve your favorite Oz inspired looks! In addition to the show, we will have a pre-show including performances and contests. Take the Mr. Friendly oath! Come help build a world not weighed down by stigma.
The night’s events will benefit the Mr. Friendly organization, an international, yet grassroots movement to reduce stigma of HIV, encourage testing for HIV, and improve quality of life for those living with HIV in friendly ways. Together we can make the world a friendlier place!
The Boys of Bearlesque are a body-positive dance company made of bodies that don’t meet typical beauty standards; created, directed, and choreographed by International Mr. Bear 2010 JD. After a two-year residency at the historic Stonewall Inn, The Boys of Bearlesque moved west and are now entertaining in San Francisco.
Dorien/Dorothy – Mr. San Francisco Leather 2018 Matt Welch
The Scare(d)crow – LaTina Fey (Sam Meda)
The Tin Woodie Man – Shado Pup
The Leather Lion – Mr. Int’l Bear 2010 JD
Oz, the Great and Versatile – Teddy Trade (Rob Racine)
The You-Betta-Work Witches:
Glinda of the 5Gs – Mr. Friendly SF 2018 Stephan Ferris
The Wicked Witch of the Wild West – Jessie Dahmer (Robert Connelly)
The Friendly Witch of the North – Mr. Friendly SF 2018 Amp Somers
Hey Sis, the Witch of the East – Venus Soleil
Munchkins – The Fae Boys
Ozians – Mary Wannah and The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
Talking Trees – Emma Peel and the Imperial Court
Flying Puppies – The Love Pups