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SCUM: The Valerie Solanas Story--NYC Premiere

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On June 3, 1968, famed pop artist Andy Warhol was shot and seriously injured by poet and radical feminist Valerie Solanas, author of the notorious S.C.U.M Manifesto—which foreshadowed the #metoo movement 50 years ago. Solanas ideas are front and center in “S.C.U.M.: The Valerie Solanas Story,” a play by Kat Georges, directed by Peter Carlaftes. The work will receive its New York premiere in a Staged Happening at the Lower East Side’s Dixon Place Theater on Sunday, March 25, 7pm.

The play explores Solanas’ radical views through the lens of a Factory “happening” featuring a cast of “Superstars,” art critics, and outsiders. Call it “Waiting for Godot” on amphetamines: super-charged, multimedia, lights, cameras, action—an immersive experience that provides immediate proof of the impact and necessity of live theater. Furiously-paced and punctuated with slicing humor, whip dances, and anarchist ideals, “S.C.U.M.” cuts through façades to capture the spirit and value of artistic imagination.

Cast members include Leah Bachar as Valerie Solanas, as well as Lois Kagan Mingus, Jane LeCroy, Jerry Goralnick, and Peter Collier.

A Three Rooms Press production, “S.C.U.M.: The Valerie Solanas Story,” is the opening play in Georges’ THREE SOMEBODIES: Plays About Notorious Dissidents (978-1-941110-54-6; Three Rooms Press; March 2018; $19.95), a trio of fascinating, cutting edge plays inspired by people who shook up the world—for better or worse. In addition to “S.C.U.M,” the collection includes “Art Was Here,” inspired by poet-pugilist and Dada godfather Arthur Cravan, and “Jack the Rapper,” a mash-up of Jack the Ripper and T. S. Eliot. Copies of the book will be available at the reading for purchase and signing.

A limited number of VIP tickets are available for $20, which includes admission plus an autographed copy of THREE SOMEBODIES: Plays About Notorious Dissidents by Kat Georges (inlcudes the scripts for SCUM, Art Was Here, and Jack the Rapper). General Admission is $12, includes admission only. Tickets may be purchased in advance.

HIGH PRAISE FOR KAT GEORGES and THREE SOMEBODIES

"THREE SOMEBODIES is 3 spiked drinks which will take you places you've never been. Tangy and dangerous." —Dr. Larry Myers, playwright (Jack Kerouac: Catholic; Twitter Theater)

"Kat Georges hungrily devours love, politics, memory, sex, feminism and whimsy and transforms them into a muscular poetry . . . an homage—not an imitation—to that black humor both the Surrealists and Dadaists championed. . . . Georges can dance on reality’s knife edge without becoming the sliding onion.” —Ron Dakron, author, Hello Devilfish!, Hammers

“Georges' writing is urban and contemporary with humor in the mix.” —Writing Thru It

"The works of Kat Georges pack a real punch. That's an understatement. I was reeled in by the energy and the layers of art apparent in each play." —Ashley Adams, author, teacher


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