John Waters is a man of many monikers: The Prince of Puke, The Duke of Dirt, The Sultan of Sleaze. Anyway you put it, he is famed the world over for his trash epics including, Pink Flamingos, Female Trouble, Desperate Living, Polyester, Serial Mom, Cecil B. Demented and A Dirty Shame.
Two of his more surprisingly commercial films have been adapted for the stage. Hairspray, winner of eight Tony Awards, and Cry Baby – The Musical, nominated for four Tony Awards. In the summer of 2007, Hairspray reinvented itself cinematically as a big-budget Hollywood movie starring John Travolta that became a smash hit worldwide.
FALSE NEGATIVE is Waters’s rapid-fire one-man spoken word “vaudeville” act that celebrates the film career and joyously appalling taste of the man William Burroughs once called “The Pope of Trash.” The performance, updated and expanded from the original film version, focuses on Waters’s early negative artistic influences, his fascination with true crime, exploitation films, fashion lunacy, the extremes of the art world, sexual deviancy and a love of reading.
This show is intended for mature audiences. Content may not be suitable for individuals under 18 years of age.
Tickets are $30 plus sales tax and fees. Purchase.