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There may have been slopping and snorting from the balcony rafters, but pearls dripped before the VIP swine in the loge at the Troc for Pig Iron Theatre’s annual fund-raiser. Never more tawdry g-strings snapped at this ancient former strip palace.
Highlights included Martha Graham Cracker’s “Crazy” set, covering Miss Patsy Cline and Styx. Earlier, in a breakaway Athenian gown and Medusa tresses, Martha ripped through a version of Tell Me Something Good and presided over Ballet X’s fellated dance.
Not to be outdone, Jaamil Kosoko’s parody of slutty pop dance breaks was designed to distract from the skimpy accompanying vocals. Kosoko went into a modern variation of the dying swan with staccato body isolations that got more grotesquely beautiful as he accelerated. It was an unforgettably stunning moment from the Troc stage as purple boa feathers floated down on his volcanic moves.
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