In June 2018, Toronto's drag queen bombshell Pearle Harbour came to BC with her award winning show, Chautauqua! Chautauqua is an immersive extravaganza: part cabaret, part tragicomedy, part Tent Revival, part drag. It includes music, sing-a-longs, puppet shows and even an exorcism! The world may be falling apart, but Pearle shows you that there's more that unites us than divides us!
Be honest: how are you doing, really? Are you behind on your emails? Are you worried? Afraid? Lost?
You are not alone. And connection is the cure for what ails ya. Come gather together, under the milky folds of Pearle’s beautiful tent, and be sheltered from the inharmony of our troubled times. Catch your breath, speak your truth, and feel the people power! You betcha!
* * * WINNER of the Audience Choice Award at SummerWorks! * * *
* * * WINNER, Outstanding Performance, Outstanding Play, Outstanding Production, Outstanding Direction and Outstanding Design” – NNNN, Critics’ Pick, NOW Magazine (Toronto) * * *
Written and performed by Justin Miller & Pearle Harbour
Live accompaniment and composition by Steven Conway
Directed by Byron Laviolette
Production design by Joseph Pagnan
Tent by Haley Reap
Lighting design by Jareth Li
Sound design by Deanna Choi
Stage managed by Giuseppe Condello
Photography by Alex Nirta
Pi's design by Terry Wong
More About Pearle Harbour:
An all-American gal who's sweet-as-pie and sharp-as-nails, Pearle Harbour was born when America was still Great. During the War, she served as a stewardess aboard top-secret bomber missions, becoming a superstar stewardess of the airforce, masculine nasty woman, tragicomedienne.
An accomplished soloist - on the boards and in the sheets - Pearle has played to audiences at The SummerWorks Performance Festival, The Second City, Buddies In Bad Times Theatre, Theatre Passe Muraille, The Theatre Centre, Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival, Opera5, Videofag, The Comedy Bar, The Wrecking Ball, Pressgang Storytelling, The Gladstone Hotel, and countless cabarets, concerts, and clubs across Canada.