Finley Gives The Jackie Look for Final Time April 24

News   Finley Gives The Jackie Look for Final Time April 24
The Jackie Look, Karen Finley's solo evening that bridges the gap between America's iconic First Lady and the first black U.S. President, concludes its extended engagement at the Laurie Beechman Theatre April 24.
Karin Finley
Karin Finley

The Jackie Look began Saturday evening performances Jan. 30 and was originally scheduled to play through March 6. The work premiered at Country Club in Manhattan last September. The Jackie Look, according to press notes, offers a "unique look at history, style, trauma, femininity and the demands of being the First Lady. Using the structure of a lecture set in the present day, Jackie, one of the most photographed women of her day, contemplates her life in pictures. Jackie also makes use of You Tube and views online homages to her and her family. Along the way Jackie ruminates on Michelle Obama, Marilyn Monroe, Caroline's run for Senate, the art world, Michael Jackson, and the lasting impact of that fateful day on the grassy knoll in Dallas."

Finley is the recipient of two Obie Awards and two Bessies. Her solo pieces include George and Martha, Make Love, The American Chestnut, A Certain Level of Denial and The Return of The Chocolate Smeared Woman. In 1990 she sued the NEA, who withdrew grants on the grounds of indecency.

Visit SpinCycleNYC. The Laurie Beechman Theatre is located within the West Bank Cafe at 407 West 42nd Street.

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