West Hollywood, 1941. The last remaining performer of the Pansy Craze holds court at a nightclub frequented by Hollywood stars, celebrating the great drag performer Julian Eltinge. A tribute to the oft-forgotten crusaders of the gay underground cabaret movement of the 1930s, Pansy is a story about singing out when the world demands your silence. Pansy is written and performed by Max Wojtanowicz, with Bradley Beahen at the piano. The piece was devised by Nikki Swoboda and Max Wojtanowicz, with music and additional lyrics by Michael Gruber, and had its world premiere reading last summer at Theater Latté Da's NEXT Festival.
In keeping with the mission of The BAND Group, this BAND Cabaret will partner with The Trevor Project, whose mission is providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.
BAND Cabaret is an ongoing Twin Cities cabaret based at Bryant Lake Bowl & Theater that focuses on serving those that serve others. Through The BAND Group's mission to bring awareness and exposure to other nonprofits, every night brings a new nonprofit to new audiences, connecting performers and people with the good work that’s being performed in our community.
Monday, August 19 at 7:00pm (doors at 6:00) $10/$8 in advance