Twisted Knickers Burlesque and The Round World Present ‘The Bard and the Beautiful’ and ‘The Bard and ‘The Beautiful Two: Elizabethean Boogaloo’

Oh Mama, Mama what am I to do? I like Shakespeare but I like to shimmy too!

It’s ‘Shakespeare with Shake Appeal’ for two nights, Saturday, October 8th in Baltimore and then Sunday, October 9, 2016, in DC as Twisted Knickers and The Round World present The Bard and the Beautiful and The Bard and the Beautiful Two:  Elizabethean Boogaloo. Some of Baltimore and DC’s finest ecdysiasts, circus and sideshow performers will perform acts inspired by A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet, Julius Caesar, The Tempest, and more!

Hot Todd Lincoln (emcee) by Stereovision Photography.
Hot Todd Lincoln (emcee). Photo by Stereovision Photography.

The show is hosted by Hot Todd Lincoln and features Tapitha Kix, Diva Darling, Caza Blanca, Lucrezia Blozia, and Lansing O’Leary.

Diva Darling by Kristina De Santis.
Diva Darling. Photo by Kristina De Santis.

In Baltimore they will be joined by Deanna Danger and actor/maverick about town Craig Colletta.

Lucrezia Blozia. Photo by Erin Williams.
Lucrezia Blozia. Photo by Erin Williams.

In DC our merry group will be joined by Bella la Blanc and Xander Lovecraft.

Tapitha Kix by Rob Parrish.
Tapitha Kix. Photo by Rob Parrish.

From a tapdancing en pointe Ophelia to an acrobatic Titania and Bottom to a sexy female Prospero and straight jacket escaping Lady Mac our troupe proves there are still new takes on Shakespeare in a town that’s seen it all.

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The Bard and the Beautiful will be in Baltimore for one night only, this Saturday, October 8, 2016 at the Yellow Sign Theatre – 1726 North Charles St., in Baltimore, MD. Doors at 8, show at 9:00 PM. Tickets for Baltimore are available for $12 in advance online, and $15 at the door.

'Bard and Beautiful' Poster by Dave Marcoot.
‘Bard and Beautiful’ Poster by Dave Marcoot.

The Bard and the Beautiful Two:  Elizabethean Boogaloo will be in DC on Sunday, October 9, 2016 at the Bier Baron – 1523 22nd Street, NW, in Washington, DC. Doors open at 7:30 pm show at 8:00 PM. For DC, tickets are also available for $12 in advance, and $15 at the door. Both shows are 21+.

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Lucrezia Blozia
Lucrezia Blozia has been part of the local alternative performance scene since the early ‘90s (she started when she was 6). She was the leading, ahem, lady at notorious pervpunk theatre company Cherry Red where she honed her skills in plays like “Cannibal Cheerleaders on Crack” and “Poona the F*ckdog and Other Plays for Children”. She was part of girl group Eva Brontosaurus in both New York and LA where the trio opened for Margaret Cho’s monthly burlesque show, The Sensuous Woman. She’s proud to have originated roles in all five years of Hope Operas and played everything from a flipper derby girl to a were-squirrel to a Pam Greer-type cop/barista. She’s a regular collaborator with Landless and Borealis Theatre Companies and Astro Pop Entertainment. She loves you and is surprisingly easy to work with for someone so simultaneously humble and exquisitely beautiful (oh and talented). You should hire her.