June 14 at 8pm // The Cabaret // FREE
presented by The Cabaret Company
A Pride tradition that turns the stage over to the artists, misfits, and rebels for an open mic night like no other. Featuring a reading of Victorian Secrets a new play by Spy Dénommé-Welch & Catherine Magowan.
Victorian Secrets is a titillating trio of theatre-cabaret vignettes for actors and piano that draws on the aesthetics of silent film, musical theatre, parody, and satire. Using music to underscore the theatrical, Victorian Secrets explores the constructs of sexuality and repression using photography from the turn of the 20th century as a jumping-off point. Juxtaposing Victorian and contemporary language and technologies, this work explores historical and current forms of power and oppression through human relationships, gender and sexuality.
written by Spy Dénommé-Welch & Catherine Magowan | directed by Moynan King | performed by Keith Barker, Michaela Washburn, & more | piano by Cecilia Lee