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Running Time: 1 Hour and 15 Minutes
Members and Partners: $20Non-Members: $25 + fees
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Photo by John Keon
Judge Judy once said: Don’t Pee On My Leg and Tell Me It’s Raining. But Erin Markey is not sure that that isn’t rain. Because in her world, her flower laden open casket service is a theme park, and all the rides are about how confusing sexuality, desire and identity are.
What we’re trying to say is that Erin Markey and co-composer Emily Bate will present musical excerpts from their critically acclaimed musical A Ride On The Irish Cream (2016)*, slow-jam cabaret funeral Boner Killer (2017), and in-development Beach Boys/Spice Girls inspired energy concert Little Surfer (2019). They wouldn’t dare do it by themselves, though. With them is a rock band, a girl group, infamous schmerm/lover Becca Blackwell and many disgusting exceptions to Markey's no-sequins rule in the costume department. The audience is invited to watch as Erin's comedic storytelling melts into gorgeous harmony driven music, but guaranteed: Erin will turn her wild eye on you and give you a slumber party command you don’t dare disobey.
Recently named one of "Brooklyn's 50 Funniest People" (Brooklyn Magazine), Erin Markey makes music, shows and videos. She has shown work at the Under the Radar Festival, New Museum, PS 122, New York City Comedy Festival, Ars Nova, Lincoln Center Director's Lab, UCBeast, Bard Spiegeltent, Tasmania's Festival of Voices, San Francisco Film Society and at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater. She is the recipient of a 2014 Franklin Furnace Grant, the 2012 NYFA Cutting Edge Artist Award, and the Eliot Norton Award for Outstanding Performance in 2013. She is a company member of Obie Award winning Half Straddle.
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Written and Created by Erin Markey
Music* by Emily Bate and Erin Markey
Lyrics by Erin Markey
Directed by Jordan Fein and Ellie Heyman
Costume Design by Enver Chakartash
*Kenny Mellman is also a co-composer for songs from A Ride On The Irish Cream
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