Darcelle: That's No Lady
This is a past event. Saturday, October 5 at 7:30pm 9:30pm
Lincoln Performance Hall 1620 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97201
Triangle Productions presents the world premiere of this new work.
Walter Cole worked at a local grocery chain, then purchased the first Portland coffee bar. Land use moved him out twice until he purchased an old beer/wine tavern in the skid row part of town. One day a woman walked in, went straight to the restroom and within minutes came out as a man. That person was Jerry Ferris, whom Walter would get to know soon as Tina. Their friendship forged into a drag act that in 1974 became “Darcelle XV.” Through another chance encounter, Walter would meet Roc Neuhardt, a local dancer, and their relationship would last 47 years until Roc’s death in 2017.
With book and originals song with lyrics by Donnie and additional lyrics and music by Tom Grant, Marv/Rindy Ross, Jon Quesenberry, Storm Large, Rody Ortega, Wesley Bowers and additional songs including "Rhinestone Cowboy," "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy," "Hang 'em High," "'Send in the Clowns" and "Proud Mary."