Lashed But Not Leashed
Dito Van Reigersberg
Martha Graham Cracker lives inside the frenzied mind, body and spirit of Pig Iron Theatre Company co-founder Dito van Reigersberg. Backed by a live band, Martha croons a music-driven fever dream of a show about a life of hard living and even harder loving. The dazzling drag-cabaret darling excavates her distorted past, belting out original tunes and dishing up ridiculous stories and side-splitting asides. Roughed up and worked over, Martha comes up with an unusual plan to barricade herself from loves lost, but not forgotten.
She's been disappointed by love and that fickle mistress called show biz one too many times, and now she is determined to protect her delicate heart by barricading herself in the most unlikely of places: the library. Trading glitter and glamour for pensive quiet and study, Martha decides to pursue a graduate degree in library science, but even amongst the stacks there is no escape from love.
World Premiere: March 16 – 18, 2017
Dito van Reigersberg as Martha Graham Cracker
Collaborating Songcrafters and Performers: Vince Federici, Eliza Hardy Jones, and David Sweeny
Directed by Joanna Settle
Costume Design by Max Brown
Lighting Design by Oona Curley
Andrew Nelson, Bass
Kanako Omae Neale, Percussion
Stage Manager, Melody Wong