ICONS: The Lesbian and Gay History of the World, Vol. 1

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The Overtime Theater extends San Antonio run of LGBTQ history musical, “ICONS”. Solo theatre artist Jade Esteban Estrada to perform two more performances of his widely-traveled production before South African tour.

Beauty. Art. Flamboyance. Love. Struggle. Fame.

TacoTown Theatre Company and The Overtime Theater proudly present a relocated extension of the solo musical comedy “ICONS: The Lesbian and Gay History of the World, Vol, 1” starring solo theatre artist Jade Esteban Estrada. The 75-minute musical comedy is presentation of the history of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people as told through the voices of Sappho, Michelangelo, Oscar Wilde, Gertrude Stein, Sylvia Rivera and Ellen DeGeneres. Book, music and lyrics by Jade Esteban Estrada. Additional musical arrangements by Tracy Stark. The show is directed by Jeff Wills. Costume design by Aliza Washabaugh.

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“ICONS” is the first of five installments written and performed by Jade Esteban Estrada, who began his solo theatre career at Jump-Start Performance Company in 1997. Estrada is the creator of 19 solo shows including “A Lullaby for Ryan: The History of HIV/AIDS in America” and “Pico de Gallo.”

“ICONS” made its world debut at the Columbus National Gay and Lesbian Theatre Festival in Columbus, Ohio in September 2002. The Columbus Dispatch calls ICONS compelling…Broadway-caliber.” “Estrada knows how to draw an audience in and hold them in the palm of his hand,” writes Deborah Martin of The San Antonio Express-News. “Without a doubt, the best entertainment dollars I spent this year went to “ICONS: The Lesbian and Gay History of the World, Vol. 1” with Jade Esteban Estrada,” writes the Tampa Bay Gazette. TacoTown Theatre Company previously produced the show last week at Woodlawn Pointe.

His last solo performance in San Antonio was in “The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs” at the Woodlawn Theatre in 2013. “Jade Esteban Estrada knows how to fill the stage all by himself,” writes The San Antonio Current.

In August, Estrada, as playwright, director and star, premiered his burlesque fairy tale, “Sinderella and the Glass Zipper” at The Overtime Theater with a two-night run of sold-out performances. His holiday offering, “How Burlesque Saved Christmas,” will play The Overtime Theater December 15th and 16th.

Performances:

9/29/17 and 9/30/17 at 8pm

Cast: 

Jade Esteban Estrada as Sappho, Michelangelo, Oscar Wilde, Gertrude Stein, Sylvia Rivera and Ellen DeGeneres.

Tickets: 

$15 online at http://iconsovertime.bpt.me
$20 at the door