Who would believe that, in the conservative Midwest, a group of friends in their 30s, 40s, and 50s attract sold-out crowds to their charity-driven, comedic drag performances?

Known throughout Ohio as the Rubi Girls, this dynamic, close-knit troupe of professionals has been performing since the late 1980’s. Comprised of business owners, a filmmaker, a graphic designer, an IT director, a merchandise manager, a make-up artist, cosmetologists, hairstylists, and educators, the group began performing for one another in an attic during college. What started on Rubicon Street has grown into a frenzy for seating arrangements upon the announcement of a show.

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