The Menopausal Mermaid

Many in Boston’s gay community know Boston’s Michael Gaucher from his drink slinging behind the bar at spots like Club Café and the Boatslip Resort. Others, however, remember him as the playwright who spent years in the drag cabaret comedy troupe Fresh Fruit, staging uproarious revues with smart, satirical sensibilities until the group took its final curtain call in 2013. Now Gaucher is ripe for a return, bringing a parody of the “Little Mermaid” that will see a surly Ariel—now a slightly older oceanic diva—spilling the bitter tea on Eric, the prince love of her past, and Ursula, her sea hag arch nemesis. Expect hilarious spoofs of songs you know, cabaret-style table service for the dinner-and-a-show crowd and some hunky, dancing mermen to boot. We want to be part of this world.

When Where How
Thursday, September 7, to Sunday, September 24 Club Café, Boston