Distaff Femme Fest To Subdue L.A.'s Met, Jan. 7-31

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LOS ANGELES -- Femme Fest: The X-Follies will take over The Met for a month of performance art by various women artists.

LOS ANGELES -- Femme Fest: The X-Follies will take over The Met for a month of performance art by various women artists.

The series will kick off Jan. 7-10, 1999 with X-Girl, written and executed by Erin Maxick. It deals with a sentient feminine entity who "enters the fleshy female body to experience social interaction on planet Earth," said Maxick, who also promised "a visual feast for the eyes...and lots of nudity."

Forthcoming shows include Dolores, a play by Edward Allan Baker, directed by Harvey Solin. It stars Victoria Charters and Knekoh Fruge as two sisters brought together by domestic violence. It will run Jan. 14-17, 28- 31, 1999. Except for Jan. 17, the play will be accompanied by short performance art pieces by various artists.

Sharing the bill with Dolores on Jan. 15, 16 & 29 will be Eliza Schneider in her solo play USA 911, a refinement of her 1996 work Road Trip, for which she received a Drama-Logue Award.

On Jan. 22-24, Schneider will mount Blue Girl, which she describes as "a large-scale happening about an intergalactic fertility goddess who emerges from the 16th Dimension." The festival is produced by Larry Minton and Melinda Klayperson.

The Met is at 1089 N. Oxford Ave. Call (323) 957-1152.

-- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent


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