A Women’s House of Detention, 1960.
The hair is high, the dresses are tight, and the women are bad! Behind steel bars and under unforgiving institutional lighting, a cast of characters plays out the age-old game of survival of the fittest in stilettos and lipstick! A fresh-faced innocent, a chain-smoking street-wise tough girl, a delicate Southern belle reminiscent of Blanche DuBois, a lovable granny, and a pyromaniac narcoleptic – all overseen by the tyrannical and overpowering Matron and her nefarious sidekick – these are the
WOMEN BEHIND BARS!
The New York Times described it as
“an extraordinarily interesting work from one of America’s most innovative and versatile playwrights.”
The New Yorker said the show was,
“Bold, original, and very funny … every joke pays off!”
Headlining the cast are pop culture icon Traci Lords as “Gloria” and RuPaul’s Drag Race fan-favorite star Eureka O’Hara as “The Matron”, the role made famous by the legendary Divine; RPDR and RPDR All-Stars personalities Thorgy Thor as “Ada” and Chi Chi DeVayne as “Jo-Jo”; drag legend and star of Will & Grace, Miss Coco Peru as “Louise”; John Waters’ muse and star of Pink Flamingos, Female Trouble, and Hairspray, Mink Stole as “Granny”; Los Angeles cabaret performer and star of Whatta Lark, Poppy Fields as “Blanche”; and internationally-renowned Marilyn Monroe tribute artist, Suzie Kennedy as “Cheri”. Also rounding out the cast is adult film superstar, Wesley Woods as “The Man”; Adrienne Couper Smith as “Mary”, the innocent who is ultimately corrupted by the system; and Tatiana Monteiro as the fiery Guadalupe.
This production features an elaborate production design – including a two-level jailhouse set complete with multimedia video screens and innovative costume designs – making it perhaps the largest production in the show’s history.
By Tom Eyen, directed by Scott Thompson.Presented by Just Pow! Productions, Aaron Sims,Chuck Creighton, E.M. Gimenez, Stephen Michael, and Todd Reynolds
Friday, January 24 & January 31, 8:00 PM
Saturday, January 25 and February 1, 7:00 pm & 10:00 PM
Sunday, January 26 and February 2, 3:00 PM
The Montalban, 1615 Vine St. Los Angeles, CA
Get your tickets here. It’s sure to sell out.
NOTE: This production of Women Behind Bars is rated NC-17 for nudity, profanity, and adult content/situations.