Sunday, January 25, 2015

In the Ring

Fight Club gets the burlesque parody treatment


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
Public House Theatre, 3914 N. Clark St., Lakeview
(773) 904-8777
Tickets: $15 here
Subway: Red Line to Sheridan
Nearby: Uncommon Ground; Rockit Burger Bar; Toons Bar & Grill

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