Cupcake Cabaret: A Brief History of “Bad” Women

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Welcome to Cupcake Cabaret, our 2012 Capital Fringe Festival entry, which will be produced in association with The Soundry!

CUPCAKE CABARET:  A BRIEF HISTORY OF “BAD” WOMEN

THE SHOW
Capital Fringe Festival is a 3-week-long performing arts festival that encourages and supports experimental creative works. This year the festival runs from July 12 – 29.

The proposal for Cupcake Cabaret described the show as involving dance, film, and visual art. The show will be built around three social “themes” that reflect the feelings from different historic points in the development of burlesque in this country, and how those themes relate to us today. NOTE: we have since been assigned a venue where there is no projector or screen, so this show is being modified from it’s original proposal.

THE STORY
Sherry Somebody, one day shy of her 50th birthday and recently/unexpectedly dumped by her husband, she is brought by her friends to a slocal club that advertises a weekly “sewing circle.” They have barely introduced themselvrs when they realize that all the members of the group are sewing pasties; they are burlesque performers! Feeling out of place, Sherry casts about for a polite way to leave, but her friends hold her back and she is quickly captivated by the stories of these women as each of them in turn offer her understanding, insight, and inspiration through words and through dance.

SCHEDULE & LOCATIONS

Audition & Rehearsal Location: The Comedy Spot in Ballston Common Mall, 3rd floor (straight off elevator). 4238 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22203. Orange Line Metro – Ballston stop.

Performance Venue: The Shop @ Fort Fringe, 607 New York Avenue NW, Washington DC 20002
Yellow/Green Line Metro – Convention Center stop.

AUDITION DATE/TIME
SA 4/14, 11am-2pm (by appointment)

REHEARSAL DATES/TIMES
SU 4/15 2-4pm
SU 4/29 1-3pm (time change this date only)
SU 5/13 2-4pm
SU 5/20 2-4pm
SU 6/3 2-4pm
SU 6/10 2-4pm
SU 6/17 2-4pm
SU 6/24 2-4pm

PERFORMANCE DATES/TIMES
SU 7/15 2:00PM
SU 7/22 8:30PM
WE 7/25 7:45PM
FR 7/27 11:00PM
SU 7/29 6:15PM

TWO ADDITIONAL MANDATORY EVENTS:

Preview Night: FR 7/6 @ Fort Fringe time TBD (plan to be available from 6:30-10pm until we get a specific time assigned)

Tech Rehearsal: FR July 7/13 12-2pm @ the performance venue (this was a non-negotiable assignment, requiring those of us with day jobs to take a day off. I apologize in advance, this was Not my choice)