Heather Woodbury in 
The Last Days of Desmond 'Nani' Reese
(© Scott Groller)
Heather Woodbury in
The Last Days of
Desmond 'Nani' Reese

(© Scott Groller)
Heather Woodbury is set to perform her solo work, The Last Days of Desmond 'Nani' Reese: A Stripper's History of the World, for one night only at Steppenwolf's Downstairs Cabaret on Tuesday, March 3 at 7:30 pm.

Set in the year 2014, Woodbury's piece follows a young "ethno-femino-dance anthropologist" who travels to post-quake, post-drought Los Angeles to research her 10,000 page dissertation on "The History of the World, as Told by Loose Women." Her final subject is the 108 year-old legendary stripper Desmond "Nani" Reese.

Woodbury is the recipient the inaugural Spalding Gray Award, and her other works include WHATEVER and Tale of 2Cities: An American Joyride on Multiple Tracks, for which she won the 2007 Obie Award for Ensemble Performance.

For more information, call 312-335-1650 or visit steppenwolf.org.