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Karen Finley: Grabbing Pussy
Sunday, August 12, 2018 at 7:00PM
The Laurie Beechman Theatre
407 West 42 Street
42nd Street just west of Ninth Avenue
All trains and buses to Port Authority/Times Square
There is a $20 food/beverage minimum at all performances at this venue.
In GRABBING PUSSY, celebrated performance artist Karen Finley offers a breathless cascade of poetry and prose that lays bare the psychosexual obsessions that have burst to the surface of today’s American politics. Alternately funny and disturbing, Finley explores the Shakespearean dynamics that arise when libidos and loyalties clash in the public and private personas of Donald Trump, Hillary and Bill Clinton, Anthony Weiner, Harvey Weinstein, and others. The aggression of intimacy, the disparity of gender, and the vital importance of hair are all expressed with Finley’s raucous candor. The evening will also include new work not included in the book that responds to the separation of families at the border, the suicides of Bourdain and Spade, and the #MeToo movement. Standing in the tradition of Allen Ginsberg’s Howl, GRABBING PUSSY speaks to a world increasingly divided into predators and victims.