Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center Proudly Presents "Miss Coco Peru is Bitter, Bothered & Beyond" on April 29-30 and May 1 - Los Angeles LGBT Center

Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center Proudly Presents "Miss Coco Peru is Bitter, Bothered & Beyond" on April 29-30 and May 1

February 28, 2022
Contact: Media Relations

The Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center is thrilled to announce the return of the legendary Miss Coco Peru to the Renberg Theatre. The YouTube sensation brings a three-night-only run of her brand-new solo show Miss Coco Peru Is Bitter, Bothered & Beyond to the Center on Friday and Saturday, April 29 and 30, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, May 1, at 7 p.m. 

After everything that's been going on in the world, Coco is ready to unleash her thoughts about the past, present, and future! Yes, this exhausted dinosaur of drag is not holding back anything in her new show Miss Coco Peru Is Bitter, Bothered & Beyond!

Miss Coco Peru (aka Clinton Leupp) has been a household name in the LGBT community for more than 25 years. She got her start in the early ‘90s as a downtown favorite in the cabaret world of New York after she wrote, produced, directed, and starred in her first show Miss Coco Peru in My Goddamn Cabaret and has since enjoyed an expansive career, ranging from intimate cabaret stages in New York and L.A., to television sets in millions of living rooms. She's toured around the world, has over nine million views on YouTube, and has been in multiple cherished films, garnering multiple awards and nominations for her work.

A veteran of numerous feature films (trick, To Wong Foo..., the cult classic Girls Will Be Girls, and more), and television shows (How I Met Your Mother, Arrested Development, Will & Grace, among numerous others), Coco has also become a viral sensation on social media platforms, including Instagram and YouTube.

Considered "the hostess with that something... extra," Coco has received worldwide acclaim for her award-winning solo shows that she's starred in, written, produced, and directed, as well as her remarkable series of tributes to great performers, Conversations with Coco, in which she conducted live career-retrospective interviews with such luminaries as Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, Liza Minnelli, and the late Bea Arthur.

Coco's long history of passionate activism, unflagging support of the LGBT community, and fierce dedication to AIDS-related charities earned her the Los Angeles LGBT Center's Board of Directors Award, presented to her by Zachary Quinto.

She is also available for children's parties.

WHAT:
Miss Coco Peru Is Bitter, Bothered & Beyond
Written and Performed by Clinton Leupp
Directed by Michael Schiralli

WHERE:
Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Renberg Theatre
The Village at Ed Gould Plaza
1125 N. McCadden Place, Hollywood
(one block east of Highland Ave., just north of Santa Monica Blvd.)

WHEN:
Friday, April 29, at 8 p.m.
Saturday, April 30, at 8 p.m.
Sunday, May 1, at 7 p.m.

TICKETS:
$35 General Admission
Tickets available at lalgbtcenter.org/theatre or call 323-860-7300

Net proceeds from ticket sales benefit the full range of the Center’s free and low-cost programs and services.

All Covid guidelines in place at the time of performances will be fully implemented.

About the Los Angeles LGBT Center

Since 1969 the Los Angeles LGBT Center has cared for, championed, and celebrated LGBT individuals and families in Los Angeles and beyond. Today the Center's nearly 800 employees provide services for more LGBT people than any other organization in the world, offering programs, services, and global advocacy that span four broad categories: Health, Social Services and Housing, Culture and Education, Leadership and Advocacy. We are an unstoppable force in the fight against bigotry and the struggle to build a better world; a world in which LGBT people thrive as healthy, equal, and complete members of society. Learn more at lalgbtcenter.org.

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