Gay History for Straight People!

Written and Performed by Will Nolan
JUNE 11, 12, 25, and 26

In-Person, Outdoor Performances

June 11, 12, 25, 26 @ 8 in ValleyArts Courtyard, 400 S. Jefferson St, Orange

in association with ValleyArts

June 18 @ 8 in Van Vleck Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St, Montclair

in association with Out Montclair

We are so thrilled to be back for in-person performance in collaboration with two fabulous community partners!
Seating is very limited to ensure social distancing
All tickets are pay-what-you-wish
This show is appropriate for ages 16+

Social Distancing will be observed

Meet Leola, your favorite Kelly Clarkson-worshipping, senior citizen, redneck lesbian! Writer/performer/semi-redneck Will Nolan guides audiences through the complexities of the LGBTQYMCA+ community—everything from GAY to Z.


In addition to being named the 2020 Outstanding Cabaret Performer by BroadwayWorld, Leola has appeared across the country in fringe festivals, regional theaters, and at middle-aged birthday parties, winning the Long Island City Flying Solo Festival two years in a row. This year, Leola will emcee the first-ever Pride Parade in Leonia, New Jersey on June 5 and she will continue her residency at The Green Room 42 in New York City through 2021. 

Gay History for Straight People was originally slated to open at Luna pre-pandemic in March of 2020 as the third production in Luna’s American Voices Series.

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