It’s very easy to fall for Sunny Drakeisn’ Strings (connected): review

No Strings (Attached)

Written and performed by Sunny Drake, directed by Gein Wong. Until March 26 at Buddies in Bad occasions, 12 Alexander St. Buddiesinbadtimes and

You a flower before you enter Buddies in Bad Times’ Cabaret Space, an usher lovingly hands. But just it and arms that you button that says, “1 Min Romance Sober. as you’re through the doorway, another usher confiscates”

Here is the setup to Sunny Drake’s show that is one-man dating and closeness in queer and trans communities. The piece happens into the fictional framework of a “Romance-aholics” meeting, with Drake playing Jimmy, a filmmaker and activist torn between their modern politics along with his dependence on love that is old-fashioned. He addresses the audience as fellow Romance-aholics, telling us stories of their previous relationships and getting together with video variations of himself.

The style at first comes down as a little cutesy, but this is certainly quickly cut through by the cleverness associated with writing and of Gein Wong’s direction, and also by the no-holds-barred adult nature regarding the content. In a few minutes, Drake as Jimmy is miming very gymnastic intimate jobs while launching himself towards the market as an “Effeminate-Queer-Pansy-NonMonogamous-SparklyPrincess-SomewhatSluttyKinky-Transsexual-Man.”

Through the entire show Jimmy narrates their battle to navigate the crazy West of today’s scene that is dating. Plus »