Original Tranny “Golden Girls” Reunite with a Go Go by Kevin M. Thomas

Golden Girls: The Christmas Episodes

Golden Girls: The Christmas Episodes

The drag “The Golden Girls” is back in San Francisco with their classic reinvention of the TV series Christmas episodes.

After performing at different venues across the country – and not always with the same girls – the original trannys are back and in a new venue.

According to Cookie Dough, who plays Sophia, they also scored a really famous guest star – the Go Go’s Jane Wiedlin. “She’s been a friend for several years,” adds Heklina who plays Dorothy. “I had her as a special guest at many Trannyshacks in the past, she and the rest of the Go-Go’s have always been extremely tranny friendly. I don’t remember who actually brought up her being in this run, but she seemed a natural fit for the part we have her doing. She wanted to take over Cookie’s Sophia part!”

The show plays at 7pm and 9pm Thursday-Saturday evenings through December 23 will now take place at the cooler, modern CounterPULSE in San Francisco’s Mission District.

Heklina says, “The new venue is our best ever. We have beefed up the set with actual Golden Girls wicker furniture!”

New sets or not, the cast says it’s great to be working together again. They truly thank each other for being a friend, as the song goes.

And you can befriend them as well. Search out Heklina, Cookie Dough, Pollo Del Mar and Matthew Martin on Facebook or just come see them in person. Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased at www.ticketfly.com. CounterPULSE is located at 1301 Mission at Ninth Street, San Francisco.

Watch the video interview with the cast below: