Long-running New York revue Forbidden Kiss LIVE! welcomes an overseas special guest to this month's performance, tonight June 8 at 8:00 pm, Stage Left Studio. Italian performance artists Eyes Wild Drag will drop by for a song as part of the American leg of their world tour before sashaying away to Philadelphia and Washington DC.
Among the very first promoters of Italian drag king performance, Eyes Wild Drag is a three-persona drag troupe that focuses on gender, roles and erotic visionary performances. Their original musical/theatrical performance realizes and re-conceptualizes genders, drawing inspiration from traditional drag entertainment and fusing it with other styles. Eyes Wild Drag moves between thresholds of genders, identities, eroticism, power, shapes and looks, all conducted by a 'fil rouge' of seduction and irony. They have been invited to perform throughout the world, hailed as visionary and groundbreaking, they appear in this month's issue of Curve Magazine. They also organize the international queer art festival "Genderotica." Other New York City dates for Eyes Wild include the Queer NY International Festival, Dixon Place on June 13, and Stonewall Inn on June 15.
Welcoming these special guests to Forbidden Kiss LIVE! will be company members Parker Leventer as Prudence McInnocently, burlesque "sex-o-comic" Bella da Balls, DeeAnne Gorman, TC Corwin, Frank Blocker (currently appearing in Stabilized Not Controlled), Valerie Hager, and Gaby Gold singing a duet with returning special guest Greg Allen on the heels of his successful cabaret weekend at The Duplex Host Cheryl King (currently appearing in Grapefruit) who debuts a new monologue called "The Last Porn Theatre in Paris."
Forbidden Kiss LIVE! is celebrating its sixth year and has been dubbed "Best New York Sexy Theatre" (Village Voice). The show features original material by a talented ensemble of writer/performers focusing on erotica with a twist through funny sketches, songs, burlesque, spoken word, and full-on hot and steamy monologues. Hosted by Cheryl King, the series creator, the performance runs 60-70 minutes and is followed by a reception with complimentary beverages.
Stage Left Studio, 214 W. 30th Street, has recently offered its own competitive discount called the 99 Club: 9 tickets for $99 dollars that can be used over a 9-month period. The tickets can be used in any combination with any number of audience members, but the ticket holder must be present at each event attended. Contact the theatre's website for more details about the 99 Club and other information. Ticket price for Forbidden Kiss Live is $20, but the 99 Club discount can be applied for those who take part.