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The Drag Show Must Go On:  Provincetown in the Age of Coronavirus

July 18, 2020

Two venues in the tip-of-Cape-Cod town of Provincetown are offering live entertainment outdoors, including drag queen shows, this summer.

That’s down from the 20 or so live-entertainment venues usually available during summertime in Provincetown, which has the highest percentage of same-sex couples in the United States.

The two sites are the only places in town where performances can meet the social-distancing restrictions required by the state to try to limit the spread of coronavirus, according to The Cape Cod Times.

With reduced seating capacity, even sell-out shows don’t cover the cost of producing them, Ken Horgan, owner of the Pilgrim House in Provincetown, told The Cape Cod Times. But he described them as “a labor of love.”

“We couldn’t go an entire season without having a single drag show. We would lose our identity,” Horgan said, according to The Cape Cod Times. “…. “Even offering an hour of relief and escapism during this time is well worth us doing it.”

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