Hang on to your wig caps, folks — Miles is making his drag debut.
Next week, on the Mainstage at Dixon Place, Miles stars as the title character in the workshop debut of "Karla Mark's Proletariat Jamboree" — a new musical about economics from the distinct mind of Danny Baird (work previously showcased at The Duplex, New World Stages, 54 Below). Direction is by the wonderful Bailey Jordan Koch (Playwrights Horizons).
In a nutshell, Walmart Executive Earl Hapsburg locked unionizing employees into the Fort Lee Walmart, buying time to perform in a drag revue. Said Walmart exploded and Earl was lynched by a mob of vengeful minimum wagers. In this, a one night only chance at salvation, he returns from purgatory to a rebuilt Walmart, performing “Karla Mark’s Proletariate Jamboree.” Joined by fellow drag demons, Ayn Randy & Stalina, Karla seeks to solve the problem of income inequality by bringing a fresh, glittery perspective to the economics game before her Probation officer, opera dominatrix Rollback Fleming, sends her straight to hell. Clear? Great.
Showtime is Wednesday 6/17 at 7:30pm at Dixon Place (161A Chrystie St., NY, NY).
Tickets can be purchased here, or at the door for more money. #Capitalism