Powerhouse performance art incubator Patrick’s Cabaret (in its new mobile form) presents rotating line-ups of three artists sharing their most provocative, subversive, and affirming work. Part of the 2017 Minnesota Fringe Festival.
“Wait...didn’t Patrick’s Cabaret close?” It’s a question we still get a year after being booted from our longtime home at Lake & Minnehaha in spring 2016. These 15 vibrant performances, drawn from the community of artists that have graced the many stages of Patrick's Cabaret over its 30+ years, are our answer to the titular question.
No two shows the same--all of them proving that Patrick's Cabaret isn't closed. In fact, we’re just getting started.
Fri Aug 4 at 7:00 PM
Heidi Arneson w/ Tony Hauser
A night of love songs, wild poetry, and soulful movement. Madison performs original music in an exploration of love, acceptance and confidence. Accomplished performers Heidi Arneson and Tony Hauser present an excerpt from their brand-new, seriously wild performance piece, THE BOOK OF WE, a darkly comic ode to the rare, endangered & extinct. Vie Boheme pairs her uniquely raw, soul-infused vocals with precise and poetic choreography.
Mon Aug 7 at 5:30 PM
A night of domestic nature documentary, seniors breaking the mold, and whimsical identity-based theater. Adrienne Kleinman presents a chuckle-inducing, and surprisingly touching, ode to her house cats in a documentary-style short film. Track Lighting, a group of seasoned seniors breaking down the traditional walls of improv, prove that more life experience can make for compelling material--plus, they’ve promised to do their more “bawdy” work. Performance artist Addison Sharpe invites you to the Miss-Conception Pageant where they will jump through hoops of identity and emotional labor in an piece that is equal parts whimsical and incisive.
Wed Aug 9 at 10:00 PM
V. Paul V.
A night of queer music, refugee poetry, and dance about the healthcare system. Liv Hnilicka & Tim Cronin, sharing queer transy electronic music as their new duo Deadname, perform what Liv calls, “songs with feelings that you can cry to on the dance floor.” Peuo Tuy shares an intimate reading of poems on her experiences as a Cambodian refugee and immigrant. V. Paul V. presents a piece with dance and media elements that coalesce into a moving commentary on the US healthcare system.
Fri Aug 11 at 8:30 PM
Starri Hedges (Psycick Slutz)
House of Larva Drag Co-operative
A night of drag pageants, powerful poetry, and Psycick Slutz. House of Larva, a drag cooperative with a penchant for the grotesque, taboo, extra sultry, and extra queer, presents a drag pageant about science and transformation. Spoken word artist Simone Williams, with a voice that booms beyond the stage, presents poetry about home. Starri Hedges and Maren Ward, members of Psycick Slutz, a Minneapolis-based pillar of the national queercore scene, perform intense, ceremonial, embodied rituals that are not for the faint of heart.
Sat Aug 12 at 4:00 PM
Bollywood Dance Scene
The Big Gay Mexican
A night of personal musicals, repressed Midwest movement, and Bollywood joy. Performer Hector Chavarria and musician Mayda externalize the interior monologue of the Big Gay Mexican with music as he navigates concepts of beauty and love in the gay community. Non Edwards presents a contemplative yet comedic devised work paired with a vocal score inspired by the phrase “repressed Midwest”. Bollywood Dance Scene is bringing a short preview of their new original work, Love You Zindagi, a dance drama filled with high-energy dances and heart warming narrative.