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Burlesque Unzipped

Prairie Fire Presents / Regina, SK

Posted: 07/7/2010 7:42 PM | Comments: 0

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In case you were confused, this 50-minute show is not put on by the local literary magazine Prairie Fire but by the Saskatchewan-born coquette and quasi-feminist Sharon Nowlan, who has performed at the fringe a few times before.

This time she’s all by her lonesome, doing a preachy historical survey of North American burlesque.
A healthy-looking 20-something strawberry blond of modest performing talent, she takes pains to point out that burlesque’s roots are not in women stripping but in women wise-cracking.

Oh well, you can’t have everything. She does a fine pantomime of dancing with a lecherous male, and the phosphorescent finale is a treat, too.

— Morley Walker

From the official Fringe Festival program:

The multi-talented Prairie Fire (Sharon Nowlan) returns to the Fringe Festival circuit with a brand new work: a one-woman show-and-tell variety hour. Come out to see all that is revealed as she peels off the layers of what was, and is, burlesque!

5 STARS "The verdict is in: Burlesque Unzipped is hot AND educational" - The Hour, Montreal

RECOMMENDED: General Audience

60 min

Tickets: $10

Babes in arms permitted.

Playhouse Studio (Venue 3), to July 24

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