Whedonesque Burlesque returns August 15-23.
Jo Jo Stiletto’s flagship nerdlesque production – or rather, the one that cemented her reputation for presenting kick-ass explorations of striptease and geek culture to a wider audience – is without a doubt Whedonesque Burlesque: Burlesque Inspired by the Works of Joss Whedon.
The cast (including Sailor St. Claire, Jake Groshong, Jesus la Pinga, La Petite Mort, Lady Drew Blood, Tootsie Spangles, Scarlett O’Hairdye, and more) draws inspiration and a mere starting point from cult classics like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Avengers, Firefly, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-a-long Blog, Serenity, and Angel. From science fiction and fantasy to comics and TV, the array of bit players, heroes, and villains populating “The Whedonverse” is endless – as are the possibilities when fan fiction and live theater meet.
The show is known to sell out fast and months in advance; tickets just went on sale for two weekends of performances in August at Theatre Off Jackson. Get tickets now before they’re gone.
SHOW DATES: Aug 15, 16, 21, 22, & 23 2014
Whedonesque Burlesque features:
Jesus la Pinga
La Petite Mort
Lady Drew Blood
Rebecca M Davis
Sailor St. Claire
Sin de la Rosa
Vox Fabuli Puppets
With Matt Langston and Vanadium Silver
A word on the producer: Jo Jo Stiletto is a burlesque producer, performer, and historian known as “The Professor of Nerdlesque” – the leading authority on all things nerdy in burlesque. She has been interviewed on the intersection of fandom and performance for several publications including The Wall Street Journal, Geekwire, and Penthouse. Her past productions include The Burl-X-Files: The Truth is Down There, Bechdel Test Burlesque and Nerdiversary. Jo Jo Stiletto has spoken on the subject of feminism, geek culture and burlesque for events like GeekGirlCon, the National Women’s Studies Conference, VikingCon, and more.