This Saturday will be a perfect way to celebrate Mother's Day Eve - thanks to Peaches Christ and the 20th anniversary screening of "Serial Mom" at 8pm at the Castro Theatre.
Gobble up those tickets quick, though. Unlike some other Peaches productions, there will be only one showing.
"We will not be adding a second show," confirms Christ. "In part because I really want the magic or my interview with movie's star Ricki Lake to feel spontaneous and fresh and so I'd like to keep it a single show event this time around."
Christ has a wonderful evening planned. Lake will be on hand for an on-stage interview, followed by a Q&A and then will do a signing on the theatre's mezzanine.
Additionally, like most Christ shows, there will be a drag recreation of "Serial Mom," entitled "Serial Queen" and will feature D'Arcy Drollinger in the title role. Christ continues to prove that her ego isn't like other celebrities of her caliber. She doesn't mind giving the lead role to someone else. "I've really been enjoying writing, directing, and producing these big events and part of that joy has come from writing for other people and feeling inspired to cast folks in roles I think they're best suited for."
Drollinger and Christ made magic together previously on the Castro Theatre stage when Drollinger played a supporting role in her dragged up "Death Becomes Her."
"Serial Queen," directed by Christ's idol and cult film megastar John Waters, will not feature Lake as Christ did not want her to "be part of the performance parodying her movie because I'd rather she be our guest of honor and receive the idol worship she deserves."
People may wonder if Peaches mother might be in this show as, since her mother was quite the hit in a previous Mother's Day offering of "Tranny Dearest" a few years back. But, alas, says Christ, her mom couldn't make it out this year. "But my brother will be in town so I keep teasing him that he may be thrown onstage if we need him at the eleventh hour," Christ jokes.
It's amazing to see how much work Christ puts into a show as it usually plays one performance only. But from the script to the sets to the acting, everyone gives 100% and acts like it's a show bound for Broadway. Sometimes, the success of these shows have caught national attention and maybe they haven't made it to Broadway, but Christ has taken "Return to Grey Gardens" and other shows to Seattle and Los Angeles to great success.
Christ events have gotten so popular that she's even added a Deluxe VIP tier in which you are guaranteed to be in the first three rows. Those, the most expensive tickets, are already sold out. To get general admission tickets or VIP tickets, go to www.peacheschrist.com.