‘War Lesbian’ Musical Opens Tomorrow Night at Dixon Place

Posted on: December 4th, 2014 at 10:40 am by

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Erin Markey as Sedna/Photo by Sasha Aleksandra Arutyunova

A new musical is coming to Dixon Place (161A Chrystie Street) this week.

Opening tomorrow night (December 5), War Lesbian explores an Inuit myth of a woman whose family rejects her for being different. In turn, she battles personal wars of her own while making a few others along the way. Sifting through a fair share of heartbreak, ridiculousness and other unlikely scenarios is part of it, too. Plus, Ellen DeGeneres is demonic demi-god in the world of War Lesbian, so you can imagine the awesomeness that’s soon to be unveiled. It’s all about dismantling taboos, people.

This original musical — penned by playwright Kristine Haruna Lee — stars Erin Markey as Sedna. The Brooklyn-based actress, singer and comedy performer is known for being a regular fixture at Joe’s Pub. She’s also showcased her work at PS 122, Lincoln Center Director’s Lab, BAM, San Francisco Film Society, among other notable spots and venues.

Time Out New York included her as a Top 10 artist in their “Best of Cabaret 2013” list, and in their 2013 “Best of New York” issue as “Best Offbeat Diva Who’s About to Blow Up.” Markey is currently a 2013-2015 artist-in-residence at Brooklyn Arts Exchange.

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War Lesbian cast (L-R): Jessica Almasy, Erin Markey, and Kristine Haruna Lee/Photo by Sasha Aleksandra Arutyunova

Also joining Markey on stage for War Lesbian are Jessica Almasy, Kristine Haruna Lee, Preston Martin, Stephanie A. Hsu, Chris Tyler, Derek Smith, Andrew R. Butler, Cyndi Perzcek, and Amir Wachterman.

Tickets are $16 in advance, $18 at the door, and $12 for seniors and students. To order tix, check out Dixon Place’s official website here.

For those interested in attending Friday’s opening, Dixon Place and harunalee will be hosting a dance-off after party, The Island of Lesbos. Tix are $25.

War Lesbian showtimes:
Friday, December 5 at 7:30pm
Saturday, December 6 at 7:30pm
Friday, December 12 at 7:30pm
Saturday, December 13 at 7:30pm
Friday, December 19 at 7:30pm
Saturday, December 20 at 7:30pm & 10pm

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