"a funny and surprisingly moving love poem to a place and its people" -- Ben Brantley, The New York Times
"Simultaneously packing punch and poignancy, Finley reminds you why you came to New York in the first place." -- Flavorpill
Internationally acclaimed performance artist Karen Finley honors the 5th Anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Center with an encore engagement of her critically acclaimed piece Make Love. This cabaret-driven, lounge-style act co-stars drag performer and artist Chris Tanner, pianist Lance Cruce, and a rotating roster of Liza Minnelli impersonators. The show has been updated and slightly modified to reflect current events.
In Make Love, Finley channels Liza Minnelli in song, dance, glamour and glitter. Liza's tragicomic life is the backdrop as one New Yorker grasps to make sense of post-9/11 America. The "Divaness" of Liza as an icon and symbol of New York becomes the place to throw pathos, hilarity, mockery and taboos. With piano, torch singing and Karen Finley as the narrator, Make Love is a complex amalgam of humor, pain and compassion.
Appropriate For Ages: 18 and up