If you are an adult and like to mix risqué performances with your nerd passions, then there is some good news for residents of NYC, Chicago, Milwaukee and Toronto. Summer is coming to an end and apparently that means it is the season for Star Trek Burlesque. There are four burlesque companies putting on Trek-themed shows: New York (tonight), Toronto (tomorrow), and Chicago (starting in September). See below for details [ADULT CONTENT WARNING].
Note: The events described below are for adults only
Star Trek v Star Wars Burlesque in NYC Friday Aug 26
New York’s Epix Win Burlesque is once again holding their "Star Debate: Trek v Wars" show. This year it is part of New York’s Fringe Festival. Here is the show description
The geeks of EW! will clash against one another in civil war to settle one of the most impassioned nerd arguments of our time: Which science fiction franchise is superior, Star Trek or Star Wars? Leading the arguments for Team Trek will be vaudevillian Nelson Lugo, with "evidence" provided by Trekkie hotties Bonnie Voy’age, Lefty Lucy, Miss Mary Cyn and special guest Fem Appeal. Arguing on behalf of Star Wars will be nerd rapper Schaffer the Darklord and his team of sultry Siths BB Heart, Victoria Privates, Magdalena Fox and special guest Rosey La Rouge. Since our hosts will be playing the parts of opposing counsel, our audience will play the part of jury. Indeed, the "winner" will be determined by your vote.
EPIC WIN Burlesque presents "The Star Debate: Trek vs. Wars." This sexy symposium will settle the great nerd argument once and for all. Phasers will clash with lightsabers. Klingons will battle Stormtroopers. Tribbles will wrestle Ewoks. And although there can be only one victor, all of the nerds in attendance will unite and rejoice in the majestic spectacle of space boobs. The battle has begun.
May the force live long and prosper.
The final show is tonight at 9:15PM at the Ellen Stewart Theater (click for more info and tickets). The Saturday show has been cancelled due to Huricane Irene.
UPDATE: Geekesque in Milwaukee Saturday
The Brew City Bombsells in Milwaukee have a general geek themed show planned for this Sunday, including Star Trek. Here is a description:
Let’s face it, geeks are responsible for all that is awesome. Geeks gave us Star Wars, Dr. Who, Star Trek, and Monty Python. Geeks made suspenders, argyle socks, and glasses with heavy black frames fashionable. And where would we be without nerdy sex symbols like Marie Curie, Nikola Tesla, Mr. Wizard, and Bill Nye?
So join us as we commit a little…nerd revenge…of our own. You won’t be sorry! Along with the Bombshells you will see special guests from the Miltown Kings as well as the newly formed manlesque group, the Brew City Bombshafts Burlesque!
*Just announced: The Bombshells welcome Queenie von Curves to the stage, all the way from Minneapolis. Also the MUTES from Milwaukee!
Show at 10pm, $10 or $7 if you wear your nerdiest best. The Brew City Bombshells Burlesque is sponsored by Pabst Blue Ribbon, The Tool Shed: An Erotic Boutique, and Hot Head Hair Salon.
The Geeekesque show is this Sunday at the Times Cinema in Milwaukee. (click for more info and tickets).
Wrath of Thong in Toronto Sunday and Thursday
And Toronto’s Red Herring Theater company are also doing a Star Trek v Star Wars Burlesque show this weekend. Their "Babes in Space the sequel: The Wrath of Thong" is in conjunction with Fan Expo.
One show will be on Sunday August 28th, with the second show on Thursday September 1st, both at The Revival Theater in Toronto. (click for more info and tickets).
Boobs of Khan on Fridays in September and October in Chicago
Finally Geek Girl Burlesque in Chicago has an entirely Star Trek themed show running next month. Here is the description:
Kirk, Spock, and the rest of the Enterprise crew are transformed into beautiful, sexy women, a bizarre consequence of the use of the Genesis Device. Khan, ever the opportunist, seizes this moment to attempt to make the crew his harem! Only advanced technology can revert these changes, so the crew goes back to the future to visit "The Next Generation." Yet, before Data, Worf and Picard can help our heroes defeat Khan, they must face an assimilating new evil and have at least a few moments with their new alluring female selves…
The Boobs of Khan show runs every Friday starting September 9th and runs through October 28 at the Gorilla Tango Theater in Chicago. (click for more info and tickets).