By Yasmine Shemesh
Held this year at the Fox Cabaret and the Anvil Centre, Club PuSh is a special showcase of experimental productions in a casual setting. Come, have a drink, and prepare to feel challenged, to have your mind expanded, and, as always, to be entertained.
February 1 at Fox Cabaret
Hindsight is a powerful thing. So is forgiveness. As comedian Adam Lazarus reflects upon his life, he contemplates what kind of father he was to his daughter, presenting a story — part fact, part fiction — characterized by love, anger, regret, and lessons learned.
February 2 at Fox Cabaret
This is karaoke unlike anything you’ve ever heard before. Forget “Bohemian Rhapsody” or “Sweet Caroline” — instead, Annie Dorsen has curated a lineup of over 90 “classic” speeches that includes Socrates, Mummer Gaddafi, and Ronald Reagan, all important figures noted for their contributions to both history and pop culture.
January 20 at Fox Cabaret
With a live score and brilliant stop-motion animation, Transgender and Queer filmmaker Clyde Petersen vividly tells the story of his pre-teens — years characterized by a schizophrenic mother, dumpster diving, and a cross-country road trip, all set in early ‘90s America. Hilarious, harrowing, and heartwarming.
DICKIE BEAU UNPLUGGED
January 19-20 at Anvil Centre, Fox Cabaret
Drag artist Dickie Beau is known for his miming techniques and use of found sound, but here, the English performer uses his own voice to discuss both his journey and his love for his craft.Fox Cabaret, PuSh Festival