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$25, $35, $59, and $79

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.

Production Team

Machine Dazzle Costumes Designer
Yehuda Duenyas Sets Designer
Jeremy X. Halper Co-Director
Ben Kato Lighting Designer