New York, NY - December 6, 2018
- Celebrating her third year of holiday magic, drag artist Doris Dear, known as “America’s Perfect Housewife”, today announced that the “Doris Dear Christmas Special”
, has joined forces with the Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter. A portion of the show’s proceeds will support Alzheimer’s and dementia research and the Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter’s care, support and education programs available to all New Yorkers free of charge.
The “Doris Dear Christmas Special”, written and performed by Dramatist Guild member and SAG/AFTRA national LGBT board member, Ray DeForest, takes to The Triad Theater on December 19, 20 and 21 at 7 p.m. The Doris Dear character was inspired DeForest’s mother, Taffy, who passed away from Alzheimer’s in 2016.
“Thank you to Ray DeForest and the ‘Doris Dear Christmas Special’ for your generous support,” said Christopher Smith, executive director of the Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter. “Proceeds from the Doris Dear Christmas Special will advance critically needed Alzheimer’s and dementia research and help to keep the Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter’s care, support and education programs available to all New Yorkers free of charge.”
Now in its third season, the “Doris Dear Christmas Special”, has quickly become a New York City holiday tradition. Channeling television variety shows of the past, each year Doris Dear invites guests into her “rumpus room” full of holiday cheer where they share stories, traditions and songs of the season. From new takes on holiday classics, to exciting original compositions, this show always brings smiles, laughter and cheers! It is a holiday extravaganza, so grab a whiskey sour and pull up a seat for this annual celebration. You are sure to leave with a smile on your face and a song in your heart.
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