When Marguerite Duras said "Men like women who write. Even if they don't say so," she didn't count on the men of Naked Girls Reading. On Friday June 11, for the first time ever, the works of great female writers take center stage at Naked Girls Reading NYC ... even as the women readers step off it.
"But how," it has been asked, "can boys star in Naked Girls Reading?" Because in June, Naked Girls Reading NYC bends genders to become Naked GUYS Reading, as Pinchbottom puts a new twist on the international hit nude literary salon. Top male stars in New York burlesque and alternative performance take the NGR stage for a special celebration of the works of Great Women Writers - scheduled to include Dorothy Parker, Penny Arcade, Anaïs Nin, Virginia Woolf, Mary Shelly, Sylvia Plath, and more.
"Rest assured, this will be exactly the same sultry literary experience audiences enjoy at NGR NYC each and every month," says co-producer Nasty Canasta, "but for one month only, the 'G' stands for 'Guys.'" Albert Cadabra, Mancandy, Tigger! and Machine Dazzle join host Jonny Porkpie in a salute to literary ladies at Naked Guys Reading Great Women Writers, a very special edition of Naked Girls Reading NYC at Madame X for one night only, Friday June 11 at 8pm.
About the Company: Pinchbottom Burlesque
Pinchbottom is where burlesque meets theater, buys it a drink and takes it to bed. The brainchild of Nasty Canasta & Jonny Porkpie (who should probably not be described at the Lunt-Fontannes of the New York Burlesque scene, although they do perform together with alarming frequency), Pinchbottom recently celebrated the fifth anniversary of its first burlesque event. Named the "Best Burlesque in NY" by New York Magazine and called "The Best Burlesque Show in Town" by The Village Voice, Pinchbottom is the winner of the first-ever "Most Innovative" award from The Burlesque Hall of Fame. "Daring, funny, imaginative, and titillating to all tastes" - The Sunday Telegraph (UK) "Comedy and partial nudity go remarkably well together. Where else can you hoot, whistle, and bust a gut laughing?" -NY Theatre.com; "Hilarious burlesque" -Next Magazine; "Your perverted genre fantasies have come shimmying to life" -Time Out New York
Fri 6/11 at 8PM
Theater: Madame X
Address: 94 West Houston Street
New York, NY 10012
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Ovation Tickets at 866-811-4111