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Three performances take place at Brooklyn's hip performance venue Roulette: Friday, October 26 at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 27 at 7:00 p.m. followed by a late show at 10:00 p.m. This new and original 70-minute show will take the audience on a Herculean quest to Hades and back-featuring the songs of Monteverdi, Handel, and Offenbach, plus a brand new number by Royce Vavrek and Daniel Schlosberg about Medusa. Heartbeat's first three drag extravaganzas each celebrated a different composer: Queens of the Night: Mozart in Space; Miss Handel; and Purcell's The Fairy Queen. Last year's show, All the World's a Drag! Shakespeare in love...with opera, introduced Shakespeare himself to the operas based on his plays. This year, the theme is Greco-Roman: Aphrodite commissions Homer to create a new epic love poem. As Homer searches for inspiration, audiences can expect appearances by the stars of Greek mythology and Roman history, including Polyphemus, Nero, the Minotaur, and the ultimate poet of love: Sappho herself.
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