(San Francisco, September 12, 2013) Peaches Christ Productions wants you to put on your best outfit for TO-DAY and grab your ticket NOW to the World Premiere of "RETURN TO GREY GARDENS" an original, all-new, pre-film musical entertainment featuring season 5 winner of "RuPaul's Drag Race," Jinkx Monsoon as Lil' Jinkxy and Peaches Christ as Big Peachy with special guest star Mink Stole (All About Evil and of John Waters movie fame). Plan to submit to the madness at San Francisco's historic Castro Theater on October 12, 2013 with TWO shows at 8:00 p.m. and a marvelous matinee at 3:00 p.m.
The original stage-show, written and directed by Joshua Grannell, is set forty years into the future and documents the lives of an aging drag mother and her bitter drag daughter who continue to perform for an empty house at the now dilapidated and run-down CASTRO THEATRE. How did this happen? What will become of them? Will their famous and successful royal drag cousin Lady Bear step up and help out? Who knows if these questions will ever be answered? Then the audience will be whisked back in time to see the reality of the infamous Beales with a screening of GREY GARDENS, the 1975 documentary by Albert and David Maysles, Ellen Hovde, Muffie Meyer and Susan Froemke.
Your S-T-A-U-N-C-H commitment to attend this wholly-unique event is needed as tickets will sell-out quickly and if you're feeling like Jackie 'O,' VIP admissions are available which include early seating and drinks in the Dead Kennedy's Lanai aka the Castro's mezzanine. Visit : http://store.peacheschrist.com/products/121-grey-gardens.aspx
"RETURN TO GREY GARDENS" is sponsored by Midnight Mass, San Francisco Bay Guardian, Amoeba Records and Good Vibrations.
ABOUT JINKX MONSOON
Jerick Hoffer graduated s'mma cum laude with a degree in theatrical performance from Cornish College in Seattle. His talented peers are singing his praises, but his overbearing and impudent persona, known as Jinkx Monsoon on season five of "RuPaul's Drag Race," didn't go for the academic hype. With ten years experience on stage, Hoffer is a seasoned Portland-born entertainer who has captured the attention of his native northwest region. As early as 2006, Hoffer appeared as the lead dancer in the world's largest drag queen chorus line, which made the Guinness Book of World Records. By 2012, he had advanced to roles in Seattle theaters, playing Moritz in "SPRING AWAKENING" (produced by Balagan Theatre) and Angel in "RENT" (produced by The 5th Avenue Theatre). In 2013, Hoffer will play Hedwig in "HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH" (produced by Balagan Theatre and Seattle Theatre Group). A trained singer, Hoffer is half of the musical duo The Vaudevillians, a 1920s revival act. The Jinkx Monsoon personality is a manifestation of years of practice, a career endeavor that began when Hoffer was fifteen. "She is definitely a zany, off the wall, irreverent, gorgeous anachronism," Hoffer adds. "She simply refuses to let her audience sit idol; she is a powerhouse of song and comedy, igniting her audiences in a frenzy of laughter and sexual tension." Read more about Jinkx Monsoon at her official website: http://www.jinkxmonsoon.com/
ABOUT MINK STOLE
Her film career began as a party guest in Waters' film "ROMAN CANDLES" circa 1966. Since then, she has appeared in most of John Waters' classics including "PINK FLAMINGOS," "FEMALE TROUBLE" and "HAIRSPRAY." She is also the lead singer of "Mink Stole and Her Wonderful Band" and released her first CD in 2011. Mink also co-starred with Natasha Lyonne in Joshua Grannell's comedy horror film "ALL ABOUT EVIL." Follow her at: http://minkstole.com/
ABOUT PEACHES CHRIST
Joshua Grannell, the "altar" ego of Peaches Christ, is a San Francisco-based filmmaker and entertainer. who made his feature film directorial debut with the dark, horror comedy "All About Evil," starring Natasha Lyonne, Thomas Dekkar, Cassandra Peterson and Mink Stole. He spearheaded the "ALL ABOUT EVIL: THE PEACHES CHRIST EXPERIENCE IN 4-D," a multimedia film/music event that toured the world featuring actors from the film and has created the immensely popular "MIDNIGHT MASS" movie series, an interactive celebration featuring a film tribute and live interview with a multitude of talent including John Waters, Elvira - Mistress of the Dark, Jennifer Tilly, Pam Grier and much more. Grannell is currently developing, producing and distributing feature film projects, exclusive online content and 'live' events, for crazed fans, around the world. For additional information about the world of Peaches Christ, please visit:http://www.PeachesChrist.com
RETURN TO GREY GARDENS
Starring Jinkx Monsoon and Peaches Christ with Special Guest Mink Stole
Saturday, October 12, 2013 | 3pm and 8pm
Castro Theatre, 429 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA 94114