Pride weekend in Victoria

Celebrations include a parade, a circus and Uma Gahd

In celebration of PEI Pride Week this year, Victoria Playhouse collaborated with Pride PEI to plan something special—Pride Weekend in Victoria. Over three days, July 28–30, Pride Weekend in Victoria will feature a parade, a circus, and Montreal’s number one Drag Queen, Uma Gahd. All are welcome to show their Pride.

Uma Gahd presents Are You There, Margaret? It’s Me, Gahd at the Victoria Playhouse on July 28 at 7 pm and again on July 30 at 2 pm. 

Uma Gahd, everybody’s favourite unofficial auntie, brings her one-woman drag comedy exploring small talk and big issues; fame, family, feminism and failed marriages. Stuffed with stand-up, lip-sync and plenty of hysterical pathos, Uma tells the story of her life—from sneaking into bars with her childhood best friend, Margaret, to breaking into showbusiness with her growing family. Part environmental theatre, part cabaret, and part drag show. 

Pride Weekend continues on July 29 with Ephemeral at Dunrovin Park at 5 pm. Six daring acrobats from the Magdalen Islands will roll into Victoria-by the-Sea and set up their playground in the summer sun. Defying the laws of gravity, they revel in the joys of exploring the limits of possibility. With a zest for life that’s contagious, a vulnerability that’s disarming, and acrobatics that become increasingly surprising, this outdoor circus will be fun for the whole family.

On July 30, the Pride celebrations continue with the Victoria Pride Parade at 12 noon, starting at the OH Victoria Hotel on Main Street. 

Tickets for both shows are pay-what-you-feel and the parade is free. Visit victoriaplayhouse.com or call the box office at 1-800-925-2025