On the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the much lauded homo poet Walt Whitman's birth and the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall, The Bearded Ladies Cabaret is throwing a pageant for the ancestors. More…
Part trial, part birthday, part funeral, this spectacle will feature original music performed by a host of misfits, drag artists, queers, and a local choir. Come with friends, complaints, heroes, and villains alike. All are welcome to the death, birth, and reckoning of the great poet.
Part of the "Stonewall 50 at La MaMa" series.
See it if you like experimental performance theater - good acting, fine music, great voices, wild costumes all wrapped in a party/funeral/toast to WW.
Don't see it if Whitman's poetry set to music and performance acts does not interest you or if you are looking for a traditional play.
See it if Musical celebration/trial/funeral of gay poet,Whitman,by the gender-inclusive group that he represents.Averting hagiography, he's excoriated
Don't see it if The contradiction lies in embracing him through his poetry, then distancing his views from the soft-boil of the rest of the group.
Also "I celebrate myself," in this dark "Godspell."
See it if trip back to 70s experimental theatre sensibilities with taste of Duncan Sheik, Hedwig and even David Byrne. With fab cast of go 4 brokers
Don't see it if Hate experimental theatre, dislike anything new or different, or gay content or poetry or Leaves of Grass or Walt Whitman or cabaret
See it if Walt Whitman matters to you and quirky vitality turns you on
Don't see it if you want normal in any sense
See it if you enjoy/appreciate 60's era style performance art, strangely linked together but with earnest, mostly talented performers
Don't see it if you are into story, characters, and sensibility. This is quite "out there" and you need to be up for that.