From the press release:
May 3-26 Kipuka Theater presents…
La Marie-Vison” tells the perversely fascinating tale of Marie, a transvestite prostitute who lives in elegant squalor
with her dedicated servant. Every day, for eighteen years, Marie releases an exotic butterfly into the open fields of the living room. Every day for eighteen years the beautiful boy, imprisoned in her den, catches and kills it. The beautiful boy is tempted with visions of the outside world, free from the wiles of wicked Marie, but maybe the boy wasn’t made for the outside world. Maybe none of us were.
In 1967, Terayama Shuji and his experimental theater troupe, Tenjou Sajiki, first premiered the story of “La Marie-Vison” in Tokyo, Japan. The shocking piece was then translated into English, reworked and brought to NYC in collaboration with Ellen Stewart and La Mama Experimental Theater in July of 1970. This theatrical production has not been performed again in the U.S. until now! Over 40 years later, Kipuka Theater, using Don Kenny’s original 1970 translation and scholarly references from “Unspeakable Acts” written by Carol Fisher Sorgenfrei, brings to life Terayama Shuji’s eclectic band of characters!
Jon L Peacock as SERVANT: Good old Erich von Stroheim
Michael-Ray Carter as Beautiful Boy: A beautiful boy
Christie Carter as GIRL: A beautiful girl
Brian Vaughan as NAMELESS SAILOR: A tattoo of a snake looks good on him
Pierce Delahunt and Sebastiani Romagnolo as POETS 1&2: but it’s all right to call them sodomites
- Admittance restricted to persons 18 years of age and over.
- This show contains nudity and graphic sexual situations.