WILFREDO A GO GO! Returns to the Slipper Room Tonight 8/12
Three of New York City's most beloved downtown acts join the comic singing sensation Wilfredo for the August edition of Wilfredo a Go Go! tonight. Circus artist Ellie Steingraeber, burlesque starlet Jenny C'est Quoi and hula-hooping sensation Pinkie Special are lined up to appear in the variety show produced and presented by the Slipper Room at 9pm.
Wilfredo is the outlandish alter-ego of the British-born comedian and entertainer Matt Roper, who has charmed, hypnotized and terrified audiences around the world. With a series of international tours, albums, a documentary short and a legion of fans behind him, the act has been described as "nothing short of a feast for the senses".
Roper first came to prominence among New York theatre-goers in 2016 for his portrayal of Chico Marx in the Off Broadway smash I'll Say She Is: The Lost Marx Brothers Musical at the Connelly Theater. He has since performed with various downtown collectives including the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, the Secret Variety Society, Visceral Abstractions and Three-Legged Dog. Last year Roper performed the role of clown in Mat Fraser and Julie Atlas Muz's Jack and the Beanstalk, the first large-scale pantomime to be performed in New York City for over a century, at the Playhouse Theater at the Abrons.
Ellie Steingraeber is an aerialist and contortionist who has toured the world with her outrageous, anarchistic and feelgood performances. With two Off-Broadway shows to her credit (Art Of Circus (2016) and Snowkus Pocus (2017)), she's one of New York City's most sought after variety performers.
Jenny C'est Quoi is a burlesque performer and costumier who is foremost among the New York burlesque scene's best loved acts. With her fellow performer Boo Bess, she's the recipient of Most Innovative act at the Burlesque Hall of Fame contest in Las Vegas, for the act 'The Passenger'. Known to many as the Sexy Non-Sequiter of Burlesque, Jenny performs all over the city - at the House of Yes, Bathtub Gin, the Slipper Room and beyond.
Seattle-born Pinkie Special has been a staple of the downtown scene since 2000. In addition to her barnstorming rock 'n' roll hula-hooping performances, she's a burlesque artist and musician - taking the role of lead guitarist of the punk-folk-comedy combo The Stilette-Hoes.
The Slipper Room Show: Wilfredo a Go Go! at the Slipper Room, 167 Orchard St. NYC. Monday 8/12. Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm. $12 (general admission) / $15 (door) / $30 (reserved seating). Tickets: slipperroom.com