Saturday, February 26, 2011

Pussy on the House

Pardon the title, but if it offends then you know you probably would not enjoy Ryan Landry's campy, in-your-face and outrageous sense of humor. Earlier this month I mentioned that Landry's latest play would be a twisted version of the William's classic, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.

Tonight I'm heading to the "Ramrod Performing Arts Center" as Landry calls it to see his latest show which opened last night. His performances in recent years have all taken place at the gay nightclub "Machine" which is the downstairs section of Ramrod (Boston's only leather bar). I only share this to provide you with an idea of the setting for his shows. I'm not sure how many shows I've seen from Ryan Landry and The Gold Dust Orphans, but I'm sure I've seen most. He's definitely had his hits and misses over the years, but I never grow tired of his shows or leery of attending. Ryan and his troupe of misfit performers are equal parts outrageous and entertaining and bring so much life and color to Boston's theater scene.

For those who visit Provincetown, this will likely be his summer show so if you don't live in the area but are intrigued, you can always see it if you come out to Ptown.

If you live in Boston - order tickets and plan a night out. Local theater needs your support and its a great way to spend an evening with friends. You can purchase tickets online here.

3 comments:

SteveA said...

I've always wanted to go to Machine and Ramrod whilst in Boston - but I fear abit going by myself! But one day!

Have fun at this show - I sure wish I can see it - maybe in Ptown!

WranglerMan said...

I want to hear about the playwright's take on "Big Daddy!" Was he challenged in the waistline like Burl Ives or gifted in the...:-)

Kyle said...

Looks like our cup of tea BosGuy.