Friday, Feb 10, 2023 8:00p -
Sunday, Feb 12, 2023 10:00p

The Dance Complex
536 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139
Cambridge, MA 02139

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About Ladies at a Gay Girls' Bar: 1938-1969:

Femme Show founder Maggie Cee explores her years as a teenage gay rights activist, her own identity, and fem history in a riveting solo dance/theatre performance.

Maggie Cee brings the history of 20th-century fem(me)/butch lesbian bars to life, illuminating the feminine women whose stories are too often forgotten, but whose strength and determination paved the way for the gay rights movement that followed. This intimate performance imagines the queer past and passions between people who loved, fought, and created space to be themselves out of sheer necessity and determination.

Called a "major highlight" of the Hartford (Connecticut, USA) Fringe Festival by theatre critic Christopher Arnott, who said: “Ladies at a Gay Girl’s Bar: 1938-1969 sweetly explored the femme/butch dichotomy in lesbian bars over half a century ago. Cee is a graceful, down-to-earth performer who’s passionate about her subject and tells it through dance, pre-recorded voices, oral histories, fictional characters and well-chosen music."

About Maggie Cee:

Maggie Cee is the founder of The Femme Show, a variety show exploring queer femininity. Maggie is a co-founder with J. Michael Winward of “Dancing Queerly,” a dance festival for the LGBTQ community. Appearances include True Colors LGBTQI youth conference (Storrs, CT), WOW Cafe Theatre (NYC), OBERON (Cambridge, MA) Cabaret Wotever (London), We Create Festival, (Boston), MondoHomo (Atlanta), the HOT Festival at Dixon Place (NYC), the 2008 and 2012 Femme Conferences, and the Stonewall Inn (NYC). Maggie is the 2011 recipient of the History Project’s Lavender Rhino Award for an emerging LGBT history maker. As a young activist, she was featured in the Advocate magazine’s 2006 “Future Gay Rights Leaders.”

Please note that masks are required at this event. This performance will take place in The Dance Complex's ground floor space, Studio 7.

The performance will also be live streamed on Sunday, February 12. To purchase tickets for the live stream, please look for a separate ticketing page here on Eventbrite.

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