A Book Club Burlesque
Saturday, March 12, 2016, 8:00 pm : The Whistle Stop 127 W. 5th St.
Book Club Burlesques are for mature audiences aged 21+. Tickets are available on a sliding scale of $8-$20. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets or donate to PANDORA’S HOT BOX through PayPal.
Each Book Club Burlesque is a one-night only art and performance showcase celebrating a work of writing. PANDORA’S HOT BOX is inspired by Edith Hamilton’s Mythology: Timeless tales of God and Heroes.
Hamilton’s iconic text is the classic anthology introduction to the original dysfunctional family, the Olympians, along with a plentitude of human tragedies, ill-fated affairs, epic quests, and a world anthropomorphized by a cast of nymphs, titans, muses, satyrs, furies, monster, and immortals. Artists will interpret Mythology through installations, audio/visual art, ambient performance, and a main stage vaudeville-style variety show with specialty acts, circus, theatre, magic, and burlesque.
In tradition, attendees are invited to read the book and dress to excess. What better format for a book club meeting than a toga party filled with custom art and performance? This is the third annual Book Club Burlesque produced by ART+MATTER the only unofficial after party for the festival of books.
The Whistle Stop Depot, a 5,200 sf warehouse transformed into custom event space with a beer and wine bar in Dunbar Spring Neighborhood .
Photography by James Federico Reed from CYBERSPUNK Book Club Burlesque, 2015