Fruit Fly the new show written and performed by Leslie Jordan is enough to make any other Southern Belle blush. And, with plenty of hilarious humor, playfulness, twists, turns, hammed up bloopers and a little bit of polite dissing, Mr. Jordan gives us a surprising, sentimental and bittersweet picture of what it was like growing up a boy who really loved being a girl in the South, with the off-handed help of his grandmother, Mary Lucille, and mother whose early sage advice was, “just don’t tell daddy,” giving us more than a devilish take on the age old question, “Do gay men become their mothers?”
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Now playing at The Celebration Theatre, 7051-B Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood. 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays. Ends Feb. 18. $34. Call (323) 957-1884 or www.celebrationtheatre.com. Running time: 1 hour, 15 minutes.
Reviewed by Tracey Paleo