Knights, bards and gays

Mother Redempta and Sister Philomena

The Georgia Renaissance Festival is again opening its doors to Atlanta’s LGBT Tudor enthusiasts for a specific Gay Day with a discount that can be used throughout the 16th century flashback’s 2012 season.

Sunday, May 6, is the festival’s second annual Gay Day. Discounted tickets are available at Enter the promo code “david” to save $4 on adult tickets and $2.95 on tickets for the little knights and ladies.

Sarah Peterman, director of sales and marketing for the Georgia Renaissance Festival, says the second annual Gay Day reaches an important target audience that enjoys the festival as much as the general public.


Georgia Renaissance Festival Gay Day
Sunday, May 6
10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
I-85 at Exit 61 – Fairburn
Promo code: David

“Everyone has troubles today,” Peterman says. “Times are tough. But you can come through our gates and step back through time to a fantasy and you can really live life to its fullest. Our performers embrace the gay crowd so everyone can eat, drink and be merry.”

And gay.

Perhaps you’ll recall members of the cast marching in the 2011 Pride Parade last October. And if the ladies are lucky, they’ll snag a medieval moment with bisexual kissing wench Angie Pearl, who, according to Peterman, is the only local LGBT cast member.

Other must-do’s on the ancient gay agenda?

Peterman recommends the Splatter Time Players Mud Show for its double-entendres and the Tortuga Twins, a trio (yeah, that’s part of the joke) of excitable fools who’ve built a few adult jokes — some with sissy/gay punchlines — into their high energy act.

A quick search on YouTube reveals videos of both acts.

Splatter Time Players

Tortuga Twins

And a little more research reveals the Tortuga twins jamming to Wham! and Queen, a gay-favorite activity that apparently spans hundreds of years.

More highlights include the delightfully eclectic “Hey Nunnie, Nunnie” duo of Mother Redempta and Sister Philomena (pictured above). They’re eerily reminiscent of characters that could have been originated by New Zealand’s legendary yodeling twin lesbian comedians the Topp Twins with original music, cheeky punchlines and a rapport that could only be shared by two, um, sisters.


Top photo: Mother Redempta and Sister Philomena (courtesy Hey Nunnie Nunnie)