“Desert Rose Playhouse has made a wise decision to present a Mae West double-feature at the start of Pride Month here in the desert—even if that wasn’t the original plan, seeing as the plays were delayed from an originally scheduled February opening date.

The opening of both shows was then pushed back again by a week—and then The Drag opened on its own earlier this week, with the opening of Sex delayed until last night.

Fortunately, the plays—which largely feature the same actors in different roles—were well worth the wait.

We’ll start with The Drag, which I saw Thursday night. Written in 1927 under the pseudonym Jane Mast, the play takes a look at drag culture in the 1920s—and the cost of living a secret life. First performed in Connecticut, the play lasted just 10 performances before being banned…”

[Read the full review at cvindependent.com]