Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Roadtrip To Austin for Tom Waits "Peepshow"

If you can't see Tom Waits himself, seeing how other people interpret his work is just as entertaining. Coming soon to Austin: Inside a Broken Clock: A Tom Waits Peepshow is a small-scale spectacular featuring dance, puppetry, and risqué vaudeville weirdness, set to the music of Tom Waits and played live by Austin's No Salvation Army Band.

If your daily diet of Waits, Weill and Brecht is deficient, this show should leave you fortified. As the Web site sez: "This is not a literal peepshow, but instead a peek through the keyhole at the sin and salvation, the sweet nothings and sour grapes that make up the Tom Waits universe as we see it. In the Broken Clock Cabaret you'll see one dancing bear, two fallen showgirls, three disgruntled gravediggers, and dozens of other oddities. From the big top to the back alley, we proudly present the arcane visions for numerous songs--concentrating on the strange world created by Waits and his wife Kathleen Brennan, from 1983 through the present."

Performances will be at The Parish, 214 E. 6th Street, Thursday, June 14 and Friday, June 15. Be aware that every previous performance of the Peepshow (12 in all) have sold out in advance so buy early.

For those Rain Dogs not in the Lone Star State, the show goes on the road to California later that month, with performances in Winters, San Francisco, Santa Cruz and Santa Rosa. Visit the peepshow for more details.

I can't wait to go, and I'll be buying my tickets tonight!


Daniel said...

I saw this show last year, and it was totally depraved. That said, my tickets are already bought.

Steve-O said...

FYI, I have an interview to post with these guys in the next day or so. Keep watching!