What good is sitting all alone in your room? Come hear the Amazon Princess as you've never heard her before. Elizabeth Whitney stars in: Wonder Woman! A Cabaret of Heroic Proportions!
As part of Fall EATFest 2009 Emerging Artists Theater, along with artistic director Paul Adams, presents this comic-al performance at the TADA Theater in New York City this month.
Sufferin' Sappho!!! Everyone's favorite Amazon is coming out of retirement, and New York City is the first stop on her Magic Lasso Comeback Tour! Wonder Woman's new career as a karaoke lounge singer is paralleled by Dina, a DC Comics' lackey who discovers a high-flying future and her inner superheroine through her obsession with the Sapphic princess.
That sounds pretty epic if you ask me. Check out the promo for the show on YouTube, which the director Paul Michael Marino also put together. Seems like Whitney's got a great sense of humor if her website bio is any indication:
Elizabeth Whitney should have been cast as the original Wonder Girl, but didn't have an agent at the time, and somehow, Debra Winger got the part. So she honed her amazonian skills and got busy making her own performance work on gender and popular culture. Along the way she delivered singing telegrams in Florida and North Dakota, crooned jazz standards in Southern France, taught yoga to seven year olds in Utah, danced for dollars in South Carolina, and sang solo in the church choir in Alabama. After completing graduate work in performance studies, she became academic-ish, and now she writes, teaches, and tours her performance work to schools, galleries, and performance and theatre festivals all over the place.
Gender issues, especially how they pertain to heroes and role models are something Whitney usually focuses on in her shows and I'm sure Wonder Woman! A Cabaret of Heroic Proportions! will be no exception.
Performances begin this Thursday and run through November 21st. Hmm, I guess sometimes like really IS a cabaret.