Lustre, with Justin Bond and Company, Begins PS 122 Run Feb. 20

News   Lustre, with Justin Bond and Company, Begins PS 122 Run Feb. 20
 
Award-winning performer Justin Bond and his band of downtown denizens kick-off the midwinter trans-fest Lustre at PS 122 Feb. 20.

Bond – well known for his work as the boozy chanteuse Kiki Durane of Kiki & Herb – teams up with gender-bending arts pioneers Our Lady J, Glenn Marla, Nathan Carrera and The Pixie Harlots for what is described as a "heady mix of Glamour, Gender Queer Cabaret, and Sexy Provocation." Special guests Taylor Mac and M. Lamar are also slated to appear at evenings during the run.

Lustre features monologues, dance and original songs by Our Lady J as well as neo-pagan revolutionary Appalachian-inspired folk songs by Charles Herman-Wurmfeld, and other songs written by Bambi Lake, Benjamin Smoke, Theo Kogan with Sean Pierce and Jemma Nelson. Machine Dazzle of the downtown troupe the Dazzle Dancers designs sets and costumes.

In addition to performing in the Tony-nominated Kiki & Herb Alive on Broadway in 2006, Bond and his partner in crime, Kenny Mellman, have played two sold-out concerts at Carnegie Hall, as well as numerous international engagements. Bond regularly hosts Weimar New York, and has performed with the Scissor Sisters and appeared in John Cameron Mitchell's film "Shortbus." For his innovative work, Bond has won the Obie, Bessie and the Ethyl Eichelberger Awards.

Lustre runs through March 9 at PS 122. Show time is 8:30 PM with an additional 11 PM late-night performance added on Saturdays during the run.

Tickets for Lustre are available at www.ps122.org or by calling (212) 352-3101. PS 122 is located in Manhattan at 150 1st Avenue at East 9th Street.

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