Orlando Fringe Festival review: Big Swinging Dick’s Topless Bar

blogs.orlandosentinel.com – posted by Matthew J. Palm

First of all, the drag queen isn’t naked, but the farting is an essential element of this blue-collar drama set in a well-worn Milwaukee watering hole.

The Big Swinging Dick in the title is actually Ricky, the bartender and put-upon owner of the establishment. He’s surrounded by an assortment of characters, including Betty, the stripper with a romantic streak, a bar-fly that never recovered from the departure of the Milwaukee Braves and that drag queen that considers the sound of a bodily function to be something musical.