Wilmington College (WC) SPECTRA will be hosting their bi-annual Drag SPECTRAcular on Wednesday, October 18 at 9:09 in the Top.
This semester there will be between 5 to 7 Queens, including 4 returning Queens: Eris Grey, Cherry Poppins, Roxy Nikole, and Anita Coxxx. Students can expect a night of fun, amazing music, topical humor, and for the boundaries to be pushed.
WC Professor and Spectra Advisor, Bonnie Erwin said, “Drag is important to SPECTRA because of the role that this kind of performance played in early Pride movements, but it’s also important in academic theories of gender.”
Senior Andy Haag and Vice President of SPECTRA explained that the Drag Show was started by Alumni Ely Bolitho (Eris Grey), and back then it had no stage, standard lighting, and just a CD player. Now the Drag Show has a full stage, mood lighting, and a DJ.
“I think the drag show is a significant event to campus because it exhibits the Quaker value of equality” – Andy Haag, VP of Spectra
Haag said, “I think the drag show is a significant event to campus because it exhibits the Quaker value of equality. At the event, we ask people to come as they are. This event is the pillar of opened mindedness and acceptance.”
SPECTRA asks students to bring a few dollars to tip the Queens while they perform as they do all everything without charging, simply because they love the Wilmington College students.