Get your Southern Gothic on with Stripped Screw.
Temperatures are rising, and with it Stripped Screw Burlesque’s propensity for lunacy and wild fits of lascivious behavior. Their savage new production, Midnight in the Garden of Glitter and Heels, was actually the original working title for the Screws’ successful Undressed to Kill show. When the material took the troupe in a different direction Midnight in the Garden of Glitter and Heels was scrapped as a title. Founding member Violet Tendencies – never one to shy away from her darker impulses – couldn’t quite set aside the more insidious themes the sidelined title and concept brought to mind.
“We all love the Southern Gothic images it evokes. Most of the troupe have an affinity for dark and spooky acts which don’t fit into our other narrative shows so we are thrilled to put together a show featuring some older, darker acts, as well as brand new material and a healthy dose of humor,” Violet explained. “Evilyn Sin Claire does dark, creepy and shiveringly sexy like no one else – so she was an obvious [choice for a] guest. We’ve all also worked with Jesus la Pinga in other shows and utterly adore him! His impeccable sense of timing and humor make a perfect foil to the dark acts and I can’t wait to see him in action in our graveyard.”
Midnight in the Garden of Glitter and Heels takes place Saturday, July 20 at the Columbia City Theater. Get tickets HERE.