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Pretencion - 2013 - Off-Broadway

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Pinchbottom’s PRETENCION is, according to its creator, Jonny Porkpie, “the place where Mystery sits at a table with Elegance and Imagination orders a round of cocktails before dinner, a world where those drinks are served by a pompous clown. It is a sensual quest for an imaginary yet sexy element that turns burlesque performers from 'Jerkques' (ordinary people) into self-important 'Cirques': infuriatingly magical, unendurably spellbinding artistes who peel away the mundane with every layer of clothing."

 

Since 2004, Pinchbottom has been praised for its groundbreaking hybrid of legit theater and neo-burlesque, integrating striptease into a scripted narrative much in the same way a musical integrates songs. “New York's masters of theater/burlesque fusion" (Burlesque Magazine) have been named "Best Burlesque" by New York Magazine and dubbed "The Best Burlesque Show in Town" by The Village Voice.

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Elektra Theater

(New York, NY)
300 West 43rd Street
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by BWW News Desk - April 4, 2013
Following sold out performances in LA and a critically acclaimed run at the undergroundzero festival in 2009, comes the Off-Broadway premiere of Pinchbottom's PRETENÇIÓN, UN CIRQUE DE BURLESQUE, UN BURLESQUE DE CIRQUE, a satiric new play that looks at the pomp and spectacle that is 'Cirque' theatre. Pinchbottom's PRETENÇIÓN is written and directed by Jonathan Van Gieson, co-directed by Jeremy X. Halpern and began preview performances March 31 prior to an official press opening of April 14 at the Elektra Theatre (669 Eighth Avenue, btw 42nd and 43rd Streets) in Times Square. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the show below!
by BWW News Desk - March 14, 2013
Following sold out performances in LA and a critically acclaimed run at the undergroundzero festival in 2009, comes the Off-Broadway premiere of Pinchbottom's PRETENÇIÓN, UN CIRQUE DE BURLESQUE, UN BURLESQUE DE CIRQUE, a satiric new play that looks at the pomp and spectacle that is 'Cirque' theatre.