Brat Productions brings back last year’s hit “Eternal Glamnation” for a two show run on Sundays, September 8 and 15, 2013, at 8:30 PM, at Underground Arts (12th and Callowhill). Conceived by and featuring newly minted Artistic Director Jess Conda, this glam rock fantasia is a story about finding your true self underneath the glittery shadows. Enjoy a wild ride during a high-octane, rock-and-roll, nostalgic tribute to spandex, camp and alien life forms. With all the flamboyance and outrageousness of its era, Glamnation covers all the greats from Bowie, Queen, T. Rex, Lou Reed, Nick Cave and more. After Glamnation, stick around for a drink at the FringeArts Festival Bar and take in a show during the Late Night Cabaret. Doors open at 8:00 PM. Open to ages 21 and older. Tickets are $10 by visiting bit.ly/eternalglamnation, or $15 at the door. For more information about Brat, visit www.bratproductions.org .
Featuring the complete original cast and band, this Studio-54 blender cocktail mixed by Music Director Andrew Nelson tells a tale of self-realization. Come along for the ride as rockers Ben Diamond, Francis Distefano, Bobby Fabulous, Peter Gaffney, Kevin Jordan, Erik Ransom as well as Conda and Nelson -- discover the GlamRock alter egos, complete with platform heels, fake eyelashes, glitter, and glam! Caution: This show features sex, drugs, flesh, loud rock, profanity and alien abductions.
Eternal Glamnation made its world premiere at Underground Arts during FringeArts. This musical and visual spectacle was developed as part of Conda’s resident artist series Rock and Awe which also included A is for Anaconda, Let’s Start a War and Get Behind Me Satan. For more information on past and future shows, visitlike Brat Productions on Facebook and follow @bratproductions on Twitter.
ABOUT ETERNAL GLAMNATION
"a fabulously overheated showcase of camp, down-and-dirty, fuck 'n' run theater featuring trampy music from glam's masters acted and vocalized with hammy aplomb..." - AD Amorosi, City Paper
"when Jess Conda belts out “You’re wonderful!” in the final refrain to her searing version of David Bowie’s “Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide,” you gotta believe it." - Deni Kasrel, City Paper
“Glitz, camp, and nostalgia reign supreme in Conda’s musical and visual extravaganza…” - Deb Miller, Stage Magazine
ABOUT JESS CONDA
“Conda is a thriller whose work is as brash as she is audacious.” - Philly Inquirer
“[Jess Conda's Rock & Awe] rips back the slick finish that profit-driven Broadway has put on rock 'n' roll cabaret” - Citypaper
Conda has been working in Philadelphia as an actor, administrator, and teaching artist since 2003. With Brat, she has appeared onstage in Moby Dick--Rehearsed, Grease and Desist, EYE-95: Re-tarred, A 24 Hour The Bald Soprano, Haunted Poe and Carrie. She served as Production Manager for A 24 Hour The Bald Soprano and Naked Cocktail, and Stage Manager for Popsicle's Departure, 1989. Conda received a Barrymore Award nomination for Outstanding Ensemble in A 24 Hour The Bald Soprano and for Pay Up with Pig Iron Theatre Company. Other acting credits include work with Shakespeare in Clark Park, Flashpoint Theatre Company, The Walnut Street Theatre, Cabaret Red Light, Revival Burlesque and The Martha Graham Cracker Cabaret. Conda has a BFA from Arcadia University.
ABOUT BRAT PRODUCTIONS
Founded in 1996, Brat’s mission is to create new theatre-going audiences by producing theatre that breaks the rules; theatre that tests conventions; theatre that rocks! Over the years, Brat has established itself as one of Philadelphia’s most adventurous theatre companies and is known for using unusual performance venues to enhance original and noteworthy productions. Its numerous productions have included Three Chord Fiction, winner of the Ted and Stevie Wolf Barrymore Award for New Approaches to Collaboration, Haunted Poe, A 24-Hour The Bald Soprano, A Very Merry Unauthorized Children's Scientology Pageant and EYE-95, Retarred.