No Strings (Attached)
Written and performed by Sunny Drake, directed by Gein Wong. Until March 26 at Buddies in Bad instances, 12 Alexander St. Buddiesinbadtimes and
Before you enter Buddies in Bad TimesвЂ™ Cabaret area, an usher lovingly hands that you flower. But as soon as youвЂ™re through the entranceway, another usher confiscates it and fingers that you button that says, вЂњ1 Min Romance Sober.вЂќ
This is actually the setup to Sunny DrakeвЂ™s one-man show about dating and closeness in queer and trans communities. The piece occurs within the fictional framework of a вЂњRomance-aholicsвЂќ conference, with Drake playing Jimmy, a filmmaker and activist torn between their modern politics and his obsession with traditional love tales. He addresses the audience as other Romance-aholics, telling us tales of their relationships that are past getting together with video variations of himself.