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the light side

There may be no more singular challenge for a theatrical LD than to work with Lypsinka. The creation of drag artist John Epperson, Lypsinka is the Platonic form of all the hard-bitten, hard-drinking, hard-loving dames who've ever commanded a Broadway or nightclub stage, a kind of multiple-personality diva whose wild mood swings are her stock in trade. Most drag artists lip-synch to complete musical numbers; Epperson creates astonishingly complex soundtracks, mixing samples from hundreds of

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