Tonight the Old Lady enjoyed a truly bizarre performance.
(NOTE: Performances don’t have to be bizarre to appeal to the Old Lady, but it certainly helps.)
The Mickee Faust Club in Tallahassee, Florida, is in its twenty-seventh year of performing “community theatre for the weird community” which certainly hits the Old Lady’s demographic.
Tonight’s show titled “Queer as Faust VII” included a song-and-dance number about the “A-Gays”, an original video about the gay threat to traditional marriages, and a death metal performance titled “Heterosexual Extinction” that involved the abuse of stuffed animals. A song titled “The Trouble with Andre” told the story of a man who cross-dresses in the privacy of his home but who has to lose the dress and don “business drag” to appear in public; the refrain is “The trouble with Andre is he lies” and this piece broke the Old Lady’s heart. More upbeat was the skit “Telling Mom” in which a young man imagines all the worst case scenarios of coming out to his mother, but when he actually does he finds that she reacts by embracing him and saying “Finally!”
While at the Mickee Faust Club, the Old Lady met artist Nancy who took her on a private tour of the art that Nancy has created to adorn the inside and outside of the clubhouse.
The Mickee Faust Club is a little like a cousin of the Capitol Steps, that eccentric cousin who moved to Florida and came out and is subject to hallucinations and spiritual visions tempered with borderline mental illness caused by pollution from overpopulation, overdevelopment, and corporate exploitation.
It’s worth a drive to Tallahassee. Find out about their upcoming performances at http://www.mickeefaust.com/