Cats, Criminals & Comedians!: The Untold Herstory of Feminist Performance Art
After workshop performances in Chicago and Milwaukee, Cats, Criminals & Comedians! makes its world premiere at the Mercury Theater in Station North. Pushing the form of the PowerPoint presentation to absurd extremes, the show offers an alternative herstory of feminist performance through portraits of artists, such as the Wienermobile-driving Sam Frank, "toil artist" Maria Franzini and the political saboteur known as Ann Coulter. Written by comedian Christine Ferrera, with music by Dan Hanrahan, Cats, Criminals & Comedians! is a one-hour theatrical experience that is both a love letter to the fearless women who have created iconic works of performance, as well as a hilarious satire of the overly competitive and self-serious aspects of the art world. The show features Christine Ferrera (Starbux Diary, She-Devil Comedy Festival), Dan Hanrahan (National Poetry Slam, Amsterdam Fringe), and multi-disciplinary performer Jacob Budenz (Pastel Witcheries, Dreambaby).
Each show will feature an opening act by a rare gem of the local performance scene. Curios and artifacts from the lecture, including a vial of tears, a perfume-soaked thong, and a feminist Jell-O mold, will be shared with the audience. Aromas and edible delights will stimulate the senses, bringing this little-known dream world to life right before your eyes, ears and noses!
Friday, June 7th: Linda Campbell Franklin
Saturday, June 8th: OLGA (Jen Diamond & Pam Hugi)
Sunday, June 9th: Natalie McGill
Friday, June 14th: Suzie Doogan & Michelle Luong
Saturday, June 15th: Chelsea Shorte
Sunday, June 16th: Olu Butterfly
SHOWTIME: Show starts at 8PM / Doors open at 7:30pm
LOCATION: Mercury Theater, 1823 Charles St. Baltimore, MD 21201
*Students, Seniors (65+) & Military (including retired Military): $10
*Any additional contributions above the minimal price are greatly appreciated and go directly to the artists.
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The Mercury Theater is handicap-accessible, however, the bathroom is not. We apologize for this inconvenience.
The Mercury Theater (View)
1823 N Charles St
Baltimore, MD 21201