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
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.
Lashed But Not Leashed was created as part of New York Voices, a commissioning program of Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater. Support for New York Voices is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Commissioned and originally produced by the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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
The Guthrie’s Level Nine Series is made possible by the generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.