For Immediate Release - Miss Longview Texas Drag Pageant (with photos)
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:17:22 -0700 (PDT)
Ronald Mark Hooker
114 West 24th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Tel. (612) 244-4606
markhooker1 [at]

July 24, 2014

“The Miss Longview Texas Drag Pageant”
For Minnesota Fringe Festival Run July 31st - August 9th
When Cowboys Wear Dresses…

Brazen Theater presents the Minneapolis premiere of The Miss Longview Texas 
Drag Pageant, a new play written and directed by Mark Hooker (Artistic 
Director, Brazen Theatre) and co-directed by Janice Orlandi ("Bette Davis Ain't 
for Sissies" 5 Star Edinburg Fringe 2013 ) and produced by Joel Thingvall 
(Producers Association, and Managing Director, Brazen Theatre) beginning July 
31st at Theatre In The Round at 245 Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis. The Miss 
Longview Texas Drag Pageant originally opened in New York City in the Times 
Square Arts Building in December of 2013.  

The Minneapolis cast includes KEITH PEDERSON (Schmidt’s Resident), ANDREW 
ROSDAIL (Little Shop of Horrors), C.J. DeVAAN  (Lillies), PATIENCE FIELDS 
(Christopher Street: A Musical), RYAN PROHASKA (Snoopy), JOEL THINGVALL 
(Metamorphosis: The Musical), NATHAN CAMERON (Children’s Theatre Company), 

Jacob Thomas (a real life Air Force man) is featured as Harlan -- a cowboy with 
a dream of stardom.  Nathan Cameron excels as a stoned but good ole' boy movie 
star from Longview,  Matthew McConaughey.

A gay Thanksgiving celebration at the Longview East Texas Victorian home of 
former drag performer, Dinky and his partner Renny replete with pinecone 
turkeys and apple martinis anticipates an evening Drag Contest at the local 
high school to be judged by none other than hometown boy and film star, Matthew 
McConaughey. The gathering is complicated by the unwelcome arrival of a saucy 
high school teacher and her sexually ambiguous former husband (the town 
sheriff) who expose secrets and deceptions of invited guests. Further mayhem 
ensues when an escaped convict takes the group hostage, and a mysterious light 
from the sky conjures thoughts of unwelcome alien guests, forcing everyone to 
ask the question, “are we alone in the universe”? Mark Hooker’s wild new comedy 
promises outrageous fun and an amusing homage to vintage television. 

The show runs for five performances:  Thursday, July 31st at 7PM; Saturday, 
August 2nd at 10PM; Monday, August 4th at 7PM; Friday, August 8th at 5:30PM; 
and Saturday, August 9th at 8:30PM.  This play is presented as part of this 
year’s Minnesota Fringe Festival.

For tickets to this and all of the fringe shows, visit the official Minnesota 
Fringe Festival site at

Photos:  Cassandra Snow

                                                         Jacob Thomas as Harlan 
      Nathan Cameron as Matthew McConaughey

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