Saturday, December 20, 2014

In the Ring

Fight Club gets the burlesque parody treatment

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The first rule of Fight Club? You don’t wear clothes at Fight Club.
 
At least that's the new (and improved) rule according to Fight Club: A Project Mayhem Burlesque, now running at the Public House Theatre.
 
In this all-female parody of the movie and book, an insomniac obsessed with social networking meets a soap-maker on a plane… where stripping and fighting ensue (naturally).
 
Thus their underground club is born, featuring a parade of babes bruising each other in battle while wearing little more than pasties and panties.  The losing fighter loses her bra.

Yes, this is real.
 
The club then recruits a gang of space monkeys to help lead attacks on corporate social networks, accomplished via sexy, choreographed dance-fighting (a dramatized denial-of-service attack, we assume).
 
As in any good fight, the audience is an integral part of the show — so prepare your catcalls and watch the movie so you can explain the 7th rule of Fight Club: Fights will (or should) go on as long as they have to.

Hopefully the burlesque version follows suit.

Fight Club: A Project Mayhem Burlesque
Thursdays thru April 11
8p
Public House Theatre, 3914 N. Clark St., Lakeview
(773) 904-8777
pubhousetheatre.com
 
Tickets: $15 here
Subway: Red Line to Sheridan
Nearby: Uncommon Ground; Rockit Burger Bar; Toons Bar & Grill

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