Self-described “writer, performer, fag hag, mother, friend, and New Yorker” Nora Burns – formerly of the comedy troupes The Nellie Olsens and Unitard – is performing her one-woman show David’s Friend one more time at the iconic Stonewall Inn in New York TONIGHT!
“A comic odyssey about crazy love… loss.. cruising… disco… drag queens… strippers… sex… the ’70s… AIDs… and New York City… from tall tales to torrid truths. A fast-paced multi-media celebration of passion, pleasures, and the power of great dance songs…”
All of which sounds amazing, but I asked Nora to elaborate. She writes:
“It’s weirdly hard to describe, because it’s not a tribute or a memorial service, but about a year ago I started desperately missing my best friend who’d died 22 years ago and I just had to do something, so I made a show and it’s about him and our crazy friendship, and crazy NYC and what it was like to live in an amazing time, but when so many of our friends were dying and how we’re just coming out of our stupor now, but it’s also funny and silly and about an amazing person who never got to grow up and we never got to grow old together – so blahblahblah, but people seemed to like it, from old queens who knew from whence it came, to a bunch of 22-year-old kids who somehow related, so doing it again and seeing how it goes!”