A new drag cabaret cum Italian cucina extravaganza
Like a bowl of Nonna’s delicious Sicilian pasta, this show is salty, satiating and a hot mess.
Set in Nonna’s kitchen, where strong women are always in charge and eating is non-negotiable, La Nonna is a joyous and unruly exploration of the Italian migrant past, a forgotten herstory and a musical tribute to a woman who never asked for one.
A sincere love letter from a queer grandson to his Italian Nonna – and to all exceptional, strong women – La Nonna is dedicated to our cherished elders, especially those with an unapologetic, flamboyant feminine energy. That energy has often been seen as less. Here, in Nonna's kitchen, it is always more.
Join Nonna and her nipote as they navigate continents and identities, reveling in food, family and culture, the power of the feminine and the queer, all while getting down to the bangers of Italy’s greatest divas: Arena, Imbruglia and Grande.
This 75-minute drag cabaret takes place in Nonna’s house over the course of a single week. We move through each day of the week as Nonna, her devoted best friends – “Le Nonnine” and her grandson Samuel (the creator), share stories with the audience about their lives.
Often humorous, and at times heart-wrenching, La Nonna is a drag cabaret like no other! This exploration of inter-generational relationships encourages its audience to look back and understand their own history, all while creating a space where difference, of all kinds, is allowed to flourish.
An exploration of family, history, culture and belonging
“Seductive, courageous, and at times heartbreakingly honest, sell-out crowd-pleaser show La Nonna is an intimate portrayal of a young man’s journey to self-discovery benefitted by his close bond with his Italian grandmother, or nonna, and their cross-generational dialogue.”
- Segmento Magazine
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