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"Don't miss this underground hit from Chicago, which has enough raunchy puppeteering to make the creators of 'Avenue Q' avert their eyes." -- The New York Times

"hilarious" --NY Daily News

"You'll never look at your socks?or The Muppets?the same way again." -- New York Magazine

HARVEY FINKLESTEIN'S SOCK PUPPET SHOWGIRLS is a truly unique and wholly unauthorized parody of the Joe Eszterhas film Showgirls -- as performed by sock puppets. The play, like the beloved film, follow an ambitious young drifter as she navigates her way through that world of power, topless dancing, seduction, vulgarity, gambling and sex that we call Las Vegas. If you haven't seen sock puppets pole dance, you haven't experienced the true power of the theater.

In addition to catching a groundbreaking show, audiences can also treat themselves to a menu of specially created Showgirls cocktails. A rotating roster of $8 cocktails will include the Harvey SockBanger (a twist on the traditional Harvey Wallbanger), an Iced Nipple, Sex in the Pool (Ace's own version of Sex on the Beach), Las Vegas Iced Tea, and Nomi Between the Sheets, among others.

Harvey Finklestein's Institute of Whimsical, Fantastical, and Marvelous Puppet Masterage premiered it?s Sock Puppet Showgirls in Chicago in February 2002. It played for over nine months and was hailed by Chicago critics as: "A Great Moment in Chicago Theatre!" (Windy City Times), "Hilariously Tasteless!" (Chicago Tribune), and "A Real Sock-It-To-?Em Production!" (Chicago Sun Times). Their New York premiere at The Cherry Lane Theatre as part of the 2004 New York International Fringe Festival became one of the hottest tickets of the festival. A limited engagement run using the Chicago cast at Ace of Clubs quickly sold out its entire run last fall, paving the way for a New York company.

Other productions by the Institute include The Branson Family Comedy Christian Cavalcade, utilizing actual Christian Ministry puppets to spoof a Branson, Missouri-style family revue; Harvey's Reality Repertwat, a repertory of short plays spoofing reality TV, and Harvey Finklestein's A Puppet Christmas Carol, a twisted look at Dickens. For more information on the Institute visit www.harveyfinklestein.com.

Official Website: http://www.harveyfinklestein.com

Added by cfmonkeywerks on May 16, 2006