After an extended run last year, The Overtime Theater is proud to announce the return of the widely-traveled LGBTQ history musical, “ICONS: The Lesbian and Gay History of the World, Vol. 1” by solo theatre artist Jade Esteban Estrada for a special weekend engagement.
Beauty. Art. Flamboyance. Love. Struggle. Fame.
TacoTown Theatre Company and The Overtime Theater proudly present 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. Costume design by Aliza Washabaugh.
“…an actor, singer and all-around diva. Characters like the sultry Sappho, the wise Stein and the flamboyant Wilde speak to the audience from their own respective time periods, focusing less on their sexuality and more on their lives and perspectives. It’s funny, stirring and even educational. Estrada is a bit of an icon himself.” – Houston Press
The show is a two-night engagement running June 1st and 2nd at 8pm and will kick off National LGBTQ Pride Month.
“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 “Tortilla Heaven.”
“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’s South African premiere in November 2017.
Other solo performances in San Antonio have included “The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs” at the Woodlawn Theatre in 2013 and “The Kindness of Strangers” at Woodlawn Pointe in January of this year. “Jade Esteban Estrada knows how to fill the stage all by himself,” writes The San Antonio Current.
Estrada will premiere two new shows this summer at The Overtime. “An Evening with Aleister Crowley” will open June 29-30 and “Porn in the USA” will premiere August 10-11.
In the past year, Estrada has written, directed and starred in three burlesque plays at The Overtime Theater: “Sinderella and the Glass Zipper,” “How Burlesque Saved Christmas” and “Madame X: A Burlesque Fantasy.” “How Burlesque Saved Christmas” will return to The Overtime this November just in time for the holidays.
June 1- 2, 2018 at 8pm
Jade Esteban Estrada as Sappho, Michelangelo, Oscar Wilde, Gertrude Stein, Sylvia Rivera and Ellen DeGeneres.
$15 online at http://iconsvolume1.bpt.me
$20 at the door