"The Princess Bride: a burlesque tribute of unusual size" pays tribute this modern film classic with a unique show, the first of its kind in Richmond and only the second such show in the country.
March 24, 2014 (Newswire) - "Fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles..." Get ready for Those Freaking Weirdos' (aka TFW Burlesque's) next great adventure at Gottwald Playhouse on April 5, at 9pm.
"The Princess Bride: a burlesque tribute of unusual size" pays tribute this modern film classic with a unique show, the first of its kind in Richmond and only the second such show in the country. In addition to ecdysial burlesque acts, the audience will be treated to comedy, juggling, dramatic and drag acts.
The cast will use modern music to symbolize the scenes from the film. DC's Hot Todd Lincoln will portray the Grandfather, telling the tale, with burlesque and variety performances from:
Melody Magpie - princess of the burly-cute
Moxie LaBouche - one *hot* mess
Bella LaBlanc - the Stepford Wife gone wild
Dev L Ish - properly improper
Buster Britches - the creepshow Casanova
Dante the Inferno - the right tool for the job
Couple o' Carneys - this deuce is wild
Kitten Khaous - the guilty pleasure
Cherrie Canary - one good bad girl
"The Princess Bride" has been beloved by movie-goers of all ages since it debuted 26 years ago, spawning dolls & t-shirts, a board game and even a Disney theatrical production.
Those Freaking Weirdos is comprised of four performers: Moxie LaBouche, Dante the Inferno, Melody Magpie, and their emcee, Dev L. Ish. They perform in the neo-burlesque style, which involves more gimmicks and comedy than the satin gloves and feather boas of the classic burlesque style.
Owing to the intense and widespread love of "The Princess Bride," advance ticket purchase is recommended - tfwburlesque.com/buy or the Richmond CenterStage website.
General admission seating. Ages 18 and over. No one will be admitted during the harrowing Pit of Despair sequence.