The story of Salome, like many tales from the Bible, has endured in part because of its frisson of beauty and brutality. Christian iconography has presented her as the epitome of the femme fatale – a cool, somewhat foolish ingénue whose sensual flippancy led to the beheading of John the Baptist, and whose sexual potency… Read more.
“Dance for me, Salome!” Never has Oscar Wilde been so gay – and he was in prison for sodomy and gross indecency when his play Salome was first performed in 1896. Little Ones Thearte’s HELUIM-season production of Wilde’s Salome is so gloriously indecent that if it were performed in the 1890s, cast, producers, audience and passers by would be… Read more.
Hot diggity! If Psycho Beach Party isn’t the most hip, groovy and neat-o hit of Midsumma, then I’ve got no idea what people like. Full of lust, longing and psychotic shaving, it proves that you don’t have to be a queen to be camp or be gay to be queer. There’s songs by the B52s… Read more.
As it’s Saint Valentine’s Day week, it’s a commercial glut of glittery hearts and factory roses as we’re told to face the future as the gods intended: as a wholesome twosome. Blah to that; celebrate instead by going to fortyfive downstairs to see Little One’s Theatre’s Two by Two. It’s raining; it’s been raining for… Read more.