Ian Douglas

The Heather Lang Show by Eleanor Bauer and Vice Versa

2011 / 70'

The Heather Lang Show by Eleanor Bauer and Vice Versa is a double one-woman show: double the woman, double the show. In the uniquely gregarious context of a drag show cum spiritual talk show cum QVC infomercial, two outrageous and entertaining performers appropriate and reinvent the language and performance ethics of "realness" that originated in the 1980's New York voguing scene. Combining genres of performance, remixing character prototypes and archetypes, challenging the economy of stuff with the immeasurable value of experience, these unlikely partners in crime fashion a homemade and uncanny amalgam of critiques on cultural identity, capitalism, creative expression and entertainment that holds a broken compact mirror up to the real(ness) world in all its twisted glory. Eleanor Bauer and Heather Lang refer to drag not only as a manipulation or augmentation of gender, but as a springboard for the total emancipation of the performer through personalities both cultural/historical and fictional... and never without a twist.

The performance will be in English.

Conceived, written and performed by: Eleanor Bauer, Heather Lang Costumes: Heather Lang Scenographic contribution: Ray Lang Music  & video assistance: Matt Atkinson

Organisation: City of Women; In collaboration with: Puppet Theatre Ljubljana.
Supported by: EU Culture, U.S. Embassy Ljubljana.

Price: € 7, € 5 (students and pensioners upon submission of an identity card, and self-employed in culture), unemployed free entry.


Date and time of event: 
Oct 13th 21:00
Place of event: 
Puppet Theatre Ljubljana – Stage Under the Stars
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