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September 17, 2023

LNS: Adrienne Truscott, hosted by Jarbeaux

Coming to you live from The Closet for 2023

LGC GA image - Jared Stevens

In partnership with FringeArts, Opera Philadelphia and the Office of LGBT Affairs

The Bearded Ladies Cabaret returns for our third annual LATE NIGHT SNACKS, the unapologetically queer performance art pop up that makes everyone a little bit gay. Featuring a wardrobe’s worth of artists from opera singers to drag queens, cabaret stars to art clowns, and everything in between, LATE NIGHT SNACKS is here to convert you. Whether you come once, come every night, or just stop by on your way to the corner store, you’ll leave with a mouthful of rainbows and glitter on your lips. Part subversion therapy, part luxury walk-in, LATE NIGHT SNACKS invites you to join us in The Closet, our custom-built cabaret, for seven minutes in queer heaven.

We regret to share that Le Gateau Chocolat has come down with COVID and will not be traveling to Philadelphia for the 9pm 9/17 Late Night Snacks show. Instead, the glorious Adrienne Truscott, your host Jarbeaux (John Jarboe) and house band the Midnight Munchies will be whipping up an evening of silliness, using and mis-using as many of the props as possible from the originally scheduled excerpt of Grey Arias. Join us in the Closet and send your favorite healing arias towards our dear friend.

Directed and hosted by Jarbeaux. 

Content Warning: There are lots of triggers in Grey Arias, some you might be familiar with if you are a British Nigerian drag queen, a white American woman, or a Puccini Opera. For instance, all the trigger warnings of a classic production of Madama Butterfly apply: elitism, Asian appropriation, sexual assault, self-harm while singing loudly…and so on. This is a show that finds humor in such triggering realities of the world, so please manage your own experience, and take care of yourself. If you are in the front row and do not want to touch one of Adrienne Truscott’s glorious breasts, please move seats.

THE DOCTOR IS IN! Buy a prescription at the bar and receive an intimate, private performance/treatment from our in-house counselor Messapotamia Lefae. ONLY AVAILABLE DURING PRE-SHOW.

Lead support from the William Penn Foundation, additional support from Barbara Teichert (Honorary Producer)

Tickets are Pay-What-You-Decide at the door, $10-50 in advance


Masks are optional. More information about our COVID policies & event accessibility TBC.

Doors open at 8:30.



September 17
9:00 pm
Free – $50
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Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
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