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Knock Down, Drag Out

June 20 - June 23
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(1.5 hours no intermission)

By Rick Park

When Boston’s only drag club is threatened with demolition, four queens band together and fight with everything they have to hold onto their chosen home while struggling with the question of what happens to the people on the fringe when the fringe no longer exists. 

Developers want to tear down Antoine’s, Boston’s only drag bar, in order to build some high-rise condos. Zonna, who has been performing at the club for 2/3 of her life, has other ideas. After being visited by the ghost of her drag mother Crystal Crawford, Zonna bands together with her drag queen sisters Ivanka (the club’s 70 year old bartender and former chanteuse), Mx (a gender fluid college kid) and Sharia Law (a hardscrabble queen who has fought for everything she’s got) and stages a “drag in”, where they will live in the club to protest its demolition, while fending off their neighbor, Mrs. Chao (an 80 year old Chinese woman who is on a permanent neighborhood watch), as well as the gentrification of the neighborhood they all love.



Start: June 20
End: June 23
Event Categories2023-24 Season, Productions
Address: 539 Tremont St
Boston, MA 02116 United States
Phone: 617.933.8671
Organizer Name: Moonbox