CHICAGO – The issue of gender identity, especially for those who are born with a vagueness as to what to call themselves between/beyond boy and girl, has come front and center in the U.S., both with the legalization of gay marriage and the callous repudiation of identity by trying to pass laws dismissing it (the North Carolina “bathroom” laws). The performance companies of The Living Canvas and Nothing Without a Company is currently staging “[Trans]formation,” which presents gender identity art by six performers, who perform most of the play in the nude.
The David Bowie Hepzikat Funky Velvet Flarney Solstice Spectacular, Live... From Space! (David Bowie's Christmas Special 1977 N
On November 13, the Holiday season kicks into high gear—NMTC is turning last Christmas’s smash hit show into a new holiday tradition for Chicago. Cap off a visit to the Macy’s Windows and Christkindlmarket with a trip to the Spiders From Mars Space Station with ‘The David Bowie Hepzikat Funky Velvet Flarney Solstice Spectacular, Live…From Space!’ (Or David Bowie’s Christmas Special 1977 Network Edit) Starring the character of David Bowie, this one of kind variety show spectacular snatched from the archives of 1977 brings the kind of star power that only ‘Ziggy Stardust’ can command. This year, character appearances by Mick Jagger, Annie Lennox, Iggy Pop, Marianne Faithfull, Paul Lynde, Charo, and more, plus a special appearance by the Ghost of Freddy Mercury, will take audience members on an exciting journey of song and dance reminding us all of the joys of brotherhood and giving. But when the mysterious Bizarro Bowie appears to reveal his scattered past, it’s a race against time to save the holidays from the ultimate universal implosion. Although, with this many celebrities on board, what could possibly go wrong? Find out at ‘The David Bowie Hepzikat Funky Velvet Flarney Solstice Spectacular, Live…From Space!’.
‘The David Bowie Hepzikat Funky Velvet Flarney Solstice Spectacular, Live…From Space!’(David Bowie’s Christmas Special 1977 Network Edit) runs Friday and Saturday nights at 11:00 pm, November 13 through December 19 at National Pastime Theater, 4139 N. Broadway in Chicago. Advance tickets are $15 and can be purchased at www.nmtchicago.org or reserved by calling 312-458-9083. $10 student and industry tickets available and half price tickets are available through Goldstar.com and through HotTix.