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Showgirl

Opening Date: Oct 18, 2024

Closing Date: Oct 19, 2024

Running Time: 01:20

Showgirl
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Playing @

Skirball Center for the Performing Arts at NYU

566 LaGuardia Place New York, NY 10012

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A trashy American musical, an absurd cabaret, a techno oratorio of gender stereotypes: Marlène Saldana immerses herself in the unbridled mental universe of the heroine of Paul Verhoeven’s cult film to turn glitz and glitter into an antidote to violence and emptiness.

“How to survive in a world populated by scum?”, Jacques Rivette once wrote of Paul Verhoeven’s film. In 1995, the Dutch director filmed the grandeur and decadence of Las Vegas as a premonitory metaphor for an America that gorges itself on crass vulgarity and crushes people. The incandescent and obscene film shows without comment the fate of a young woman who has come to try her luck in the city of gambling and easy money. She accepts all kinds of humiliations and becomes a predator herself, ready to do anything to survive. Poorly received by critics and audiences alike on its release, it is now recognised as a monument of queer counter-culture, camp and pop expressionism; a cult film in which lightness, glitter and glitz describe the struggle of classes and sexes and relationships of domination and submission. Showgirls is a major film about gender, its violence and its metamorphoses.

Performance Schedule:

FRIDAY & SATURDAY @ 7:30 PM

Cast

Jonathan Drillet
Marlène Saldana

Music

Rebeka Warrior

Written by

Jonathan Drillet & Marlène Saldana, freely inspired by Paul Verhoeven’s 1995 film Showgirls

TDF Tickets Offers:

TDF member tickets:

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Listed atTKTS

n/a

Full-price tickets

$50

Accessibility:

Box Office

Shagan Box Office in the lobby of the Skirball Center, 566 La Guardia Place (just south of Washington Square South).
Hours: Tues - Sat, noon to 6pm and two hours before show times.

Directions Subway

B, D, F and A, C, E all service West 4th Street and are the shortest walking distance to the center. Other trains within walking distance include N,R at 8th Street, 6 at Astor Place, 1,9 at Christopher Street and L,N,Q,R,W,4,5,6 at Union Square

Seating

860 seats.

Elevator\Escalator

Elevator.

Assisted Listening System

Infrared listening devices available for most performances. Please make a request to the house staff upon arrival.

Wheelchair Info

Wheelchair seating available on all levels.

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B, D, F and A, C, E all service West 4th Street and are the shortest walking distance to the center. Other trains within walking distance include N,R at 8th Street, 6 at Astor Place, 1,9 at Christopher Street and L,N,Q,R,W,4,5,6 at Union Square

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