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Poetry Brothel: Twin Peaks (Boston)

  • Oberon 2 Arrow Street Cambridge, MA, 02138 United States (map)

Welcome to a unique and immersive poetry event that takes poetry outside classrooms and lecture halls and places it in the lush interiors of a bordello. The Madame presents a rotating cast of poets, each operating within a carefully crafted character, who impart their work in public readings, spontaneous eruptions of poetry, and most distinctly, as purveyors of private poetry readings on beds, chaise lounges and in private rooms. For a small fee, all of the poets are available for these sequestered readings at any time during the event. Of course, any true bordello need a good cover; ours is an immersive cabaret featuring burlesque, live music, vaudeville, aerials, visual art, magic, mysticism, with newly integrated themes, performances and installations at each event.

Since David Lynch himself decided finally to corrupt our beloved Twin Peaks, we decided it was our turn to do the same! Prepare yourself for a night of one-eyed jacks, bendy arms, and blue roses, darlings. Featured performers include esteemed guest poet David Rivard, burlesque artist Ginny Nightshade, aerialist Mademoiselle Estelle, house band Tom Dowd Quartet, sketch artist Too Loose, palm reader & jewelry maker Holy Crow, tarot reader Asa Angel, a slew of poetry whores, and your hosts, The Madame, Mister Charley, and Tennessee Pink.

Doors open at 8pm; show starts at 8:30pm. Themed costumes and/or formalwear are encouraged but not required.

Earlier Event: September 19
Poetry Brothel: Twin Peaks (NYC)
Later Event: September 24
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