THE GUTHRIE THEATER PRESENTS MARTHA GRAHAM CRACKER'S

Lashed But Not Leashed

songs by DITO van REIGERSBERG, DAVID SWEENY, ELIZA HARDY JONES and VINCE FEDERICI
directed by JOANNA SETTLE
Dowling Studio

Overview

Martha Graham Cracker lives inside the frenzied mind, body and spirit of Pig Iron Theatre Company co-founder Dito van Reigersberg. Backed by a live band, Martha croons a music-driven fever dream of a show about a life of hard living and even harder loving. The dazzling drag-cabaret darling reminisces about her strange and distorted past, belting out original tunes and dishing up ridiculous stories. Then she looks at the state of the world today and finds herself in despair until she comes up with a plan: Tonight is the night she will bury her own heart.

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About Martha Graham Cracker

Hailing from the City of Brotherly Love and a regular at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater, Martha Graham Cracker is the self-proclaimed "tallest, hairiest drag queen in the world." Her monthly cabaret series at Philadelphia’s L'Etage has been running for more than 13 years. From inventing bar-top Pilates to channeling Chaka Khan to making landings on the laps of hapless audience members, this unstoppable revolution in a wig brings her narrative and musical shenanigans to theaters and clubs across the globe, from Kensington to Kentucky, Austin to Boston and Provincetown to Poland.

About the festival 

Get Used To It: A Celebration of Queer Artistry

In the early 1990s, a bold slogan united the gay community and simultaneously demanded acceptance: “We’re here. We’re queer. Get used to it.” This winter, the Guthrie is proud to celebrate queer voices from around the globe with three acclaimed pieces that buoyantly and passionately challenge traditional notions of gender and sexuality. Presented as part of the Level Nine Series, this trio of performances (Unexploded Ordnances (UXO), Lashed But Not Leashed and Hi, Are You Single?) and two free Happenings will share an illuminating view of the world through an unapologetic queer lens.  

The Guthrie’s Level Nine Series is made possible by the generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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