Performances began at the downtown venue Dec. 20 and will continue through Jan. 19, 2008, at the CSV Cultural Center. The interactive nightclub event created by the troupe Duckie provides cabaret patrons with currency for the evening's cabaret: "Duckie Dollars." Audience members then have the opportunity to select the act of their choice from a menu, which a troupe member performs at, or in some cases, on their table. Patrons can select vaudeville, ventriloquism, balloon modeling, insult, broken down burlesque and more from their Duckie menus.
The C'est Duckie! cast, imported from London, features Marisa Carnesky, Joshua Sofaer, Kazuko Hohki and Miss High Leg Kick. Several New York artists also join in for special performances, including Taylor Mac, Jessica Delfino, Dynasty Handbag and Peggy Shaw.
C'est Duckie! offers special 10:30 PM performances on Fridays and Saturdays. C'est Duckie! recommends its performance fare to audiences 18 and over. They also request that patrons respect a dress code of "swanky eveningwear" for performances.
Tickets for C'est Duckie! are available at www.ps122.org or by calling (212) 352-3101. The CSV Cultural Center is located at 107 Suffolk Street in Manhattan.