The prettiest pinups in the window: celebrating Beebo Brinker @ ACT Aug 25-27.

Fuchsia FoXXX in a live window display celebrating the arrival of Beebo Brinker at ACT Aug 25-27. (Photo by Tim Durkan)

Is there anything more strangely alluring in a window than beautiful, bookish women captured for a moment for all to admire?

Live pinup models posed in ACT Theatre’s 7th Ave window last weekend to warm up passersby for the three night engagement of the Beebo Brinker Pulp Cabarets at ACT Theatre’s Central Heating Lab. The best of the ongoing Re-bar series based on the iconic lesbian pulp novels of Ann Bannon kicked off last night to an adoring crowd and will run again August 26 and 27, with a special meet and greet with the author herself on Saturday from 5-6pm. The ongoing Beebo Brinker Chronicles Festival has been an extremely rewarding experience for those in the cast and crew- and there are more Seattle burlesque luminaries involved than you can shake a feather boa at.

Says Lily Verlaine of her part in the ACT shows:

I was so thrilled when the Beebo Brinker production team contacted me to perform in their ACT cabaret, and furthermore, to act as their choreographer. We rehearsed late into the evening, and I do believe that the explosion of pink we are creating will be an absurdly charming way to open the show.

As for myself, I look forward to making a very, very good friend of Rhonda J Soikowski (Beebo Brinker). If you would like to find out what I mean by that, you will just have to come to one of the shows.

Cherry Manhattan (Photo by Tim Durkan)

Opal Peachey, Fuchsia FoXXX, and Cherry Manhattan as the prettiest dolls in the window at ACT. (Photo Tim Durkan)

Tristan Euterpe Warner (Photo credit pending)

Here’s the details for this weekend:

produced by Cherry Manhattan Presents and The Central Heating Lab at ACT Theatre
Aug. 25 – 27, 2011
Thurs – Fri at 7:30 p.m. and Sat. 7:30 & 10:00 p.m.
Bullitt Cabaret at ACT, 700 Union St.

The very best of the Pulp Cabaret Series @ Re-Bar comes to ACT Theatre for one weekend only! This seriously sexy cabaret will immerse audiences in an erotic 1950s Greenwich Village underground gay-bar rife with pin-ups, intelligent burlesque, live music and an interactive cast. With a retro fashion show, live band, classic film clips from the ’50s, and a titillating medley of song, burlesque, theatre and music, this cabaret offers devilishly dirty entertainment for gay and straight audiences alike …and everything in between! Starring burlesque superstars Lily Verlaine and Fuchsia FoXXX, with Polly Wood, Cherry Manhattan, EmpeROAR Fabulous, Lyla La Coeur, Jesse Belle Jones, Lady TaTas, Daddy-O, Rhonda J. Soikowski as Beebo Brinker, and hosted by Diva le Déviant

$20 in advance / $25 at the door
Show & Reception with author Ann Bannon: $50 (Saturday August 27, 7:30pm)
ACT Ticket Office: (206) 292-7676 or

Beebo Brinker ACT's poster (Photo by POC).

**Special thanks to Tim Durkan and Sasha Summer Cousineau for fantastic photos and information**


In other weekend show news- tonight’s the night! Hometown heroines The Atomic Bombshells (with newest member Inga Ingénue) will conquer the historic Moore Theatre:

The Atomic Bombshells, one night only at the Moore.

~ by angrytruffle on 08/26/2011.

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