Flying saucers! Backstabbing bitches! Muscle hunks and men in pumps!
The Richmond Triangle Players return to their kitschy roots with their production of Devil Boys From Beyond opening Wednesday.
When a spaceship lands in Lizard Lick, Florida, a reporter races her arch-nemisis to write a Pulitzer-winning story. On the scene, they find two elderly women that play host to extraterrestrial spawn.
It’s comedian Steve Moore and seasoned drag performer Tim Goad that portray Dotty and Florence who get impregnated with the alien seed.
“They’re horny litle old ladies,” Moore says. ”They’re not shy about their language. My momma won’t be coming to see this.”
Goad, known for his drag alter-ego Stormie Saunders, stars in his first acting role. Portraying Florence is quite different from his other female persona. As Goad points out, there’s no lipsyncing here. He gets to use his own voice.
“…And we’re making it as campy as possible,” he says.
The duo jest about the open call for hotties to portray the muscle-bound alien hunks. ”The chickens sell the tickets,” Moore jokes.
Moore is a veteran to the Richmond stage and comedy. During the run of Devil Boys, his 1997 HBO special will be screened as part of RTP’s Tuesday film series on April 5. Drop Dead Gorgeous combines home movie footage with Moore’s standup routine filmed in West Hollywood. Moore will appear for questions and answers after the screening.
In Devil Boys, Moore says the message is non-judgment – a theme close to gay and lesbian theater.
“There are a couple lines joking ‘Marriage is between one man and one woman of similar ages…It’s Adam and Eve not Adam and Grandma Moses.’ It plays on that issue and acceptance.”
Appearing in much of the play in a bathrobe, Moore turns to Goad in envy, “You get all the pretty dresses.”
Devil Boys From Beyond opens Wednesday, March 30 at 8 p.m. and continues through April 23 at Richmond Triangle Players, 1300 Altamont Avenue. For tickets and showtimes, visit the Richmond Triangle Players website at http://rtriangle.org or call (804) 346-8113.
GayRVA readers receive a 50% discount on the Thursday, March 31 show by using discount code “GAYRVA” here.