The Civilians Bring Let Me Ascertain You: Sex Variants 1941 to Joe's Pub Feb. 3

The Civilians present Let Me Ascertain You: Sex Variants 1941 at Joe's Pub Feb. 3 at 9:30 PM.

David Cale
David Cale (Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN)

The cabaret features performances by Tim Acito, César Alvarez, Cyrilla Baer, Kate Buddeke, David Cale, Nathan Dame, Dan Domingues, Nina Hellman, Trey Lyford, Grace McLean, Nedra McClyde, Brandon Miller, Marykate O'Neil, Dito Van Riegersberg, Jessie Shelton, and Max Vernon.

Here's how the production is billed: "In the 1940s, Dr. George W. Henry of Cornell University interviewed over 200 people about their sex lives, incessant bed-wettings, and psychotic aunts in one of the earliest 'scientific' surveys of sexual deviancy titled 'Sex Variants' published in 1941. The Civilians transforms these stories into a provocative, pansexual cabaret of monologues and songs about first times, dreamy fantasies and excessive fetishes."

The evening also includes original music composed by Acito, Alvarez, Maggie-Kate Coleman and Erato A. Kremmyda, Michael Friedman, Andrea Grody, McLean, Jill Sobule and Vernon.

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