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Drag ‘redneck diva’ brings her lesbian ‘Lady Land’ to Atlanta Fringe Festival

Lady Land

Among the acts in the first annual, just-opened and very gay-friendly Atlanta Fringe Festival is a drag diva named Leola — brought to life by former Atlantan Will Nolan.

The openly gay Nolan grew up in Atlanta but moved to go to school at Wake Forest, then settled in New York in 1994.  This is the first time he will be perform in Atlanta, save for a drama/theater event as a child.

Titled “Lady Land! The Coming Out ‘Reality Cabaret’ of a Jesus Loving, Senior Citizen, Redneck Lesbian Diva,” the show is the story of Leola, who is 72 years old and celebrating a new chapter in her life.