Piece on Earth
Stripped Screw’s Piece On Earth was a holiday show with teeth (literally). The ladies are at their best when they’re irreverent and devious, pushing the comedic envelope just a tiny bit farther than most. Violet Tendencies could be a burlesque Lily Tomlin or a leading lady in a John Waters film- her face can go from housewife on the verge to lascivious vixen in seconds. Wiggy Stardust’s deadpan serves her well, whether as the Virgin Mary or A Christmas Story‘s Leg Lamp come to life in an erotic flashlight fantasy. But the troupe can do sweetness equally well- Randi Rascal used Devotchka’s “How It Ends” to maximum effect as a melting snowflake.
Stripped Screw debuted at The Jewel Box just over a year ago, and they’re already selling out and extending shows into multiple nights. With good reason- Piece on Earth was as clever as last spring’s What To Wear to the Apocalypse, only with mistletoe.
Check out the rest of Chris Blakely’s Piece On Earth photo set HERE