Cheerleaders, strippers and puppets, oh my!
What better way to kick off the 10th annual Philadelphia Live Arts Festival & Philly Fringe than with a trashy, rockabilly extravaganza that includes cheerleaders, strippers and a puppet called “Big Fat Fucker”? That’s Brat Productions’ “EYE-95 Retarred” opening the festival in white trash style last night. With a can of PBR in one hand and a bag of Frito Pie in the other (that’s chili and Fritos), the show is a blast to watch and I can see why it was such a big hit in the first Fringe 10 years ago. The set is a runway which doubles as a highway and connects two stages at either end of the space (a big wharehouse at the Northern Liberties Design Center). On one end is the trashy kitchen of Emmaline, the Jack Daniels drinking stripper mom, and on the other is the band and the big city where her daughter Babydoll goes to find herself and her “bonafide father”. In between we meet cheerleaders and strippers (who make ample use of the poles on the runway) and even South of the Border’s Pedro. This one’s sure to be a hot ticket. Check out more photos on Flickr.
Submitted by canary on Fri, 09/01/2006 - 2:00pm
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