Prowling the Abyss

  • January 27 - 28, 2024
  • Granada Room - AC Hotel by Marriott Tucson Downtown

    151 East Broadway Boulevard
    Tucson, Arizona 85701
Ticket Price $15.00 This event is now over

At Medusa’s comedy club, the host is no longer the Medusa of myth. She’s a lipstick lesbian battling patriarchy - with stand-up comedy! In an unusual review of history, starting with her salad days with Sappho, Medusa’s "tight ten" runs a bit long!

This solo play by Karen Anne Light reveals various characters who derail Medusa’s show, provoking her to deeper truths. Butter Sandwich strains to share her favorite dish, but she’s too exhausted to get off the floor. Tremble Lip, a breathy femme, wants to drink milkshakes with the butch of her dreams. Together, they mend forgotten Femme mythologies.

With an opening electroclash music set by Caila Elle.

Content Warning: 13+, Strong Language, Strong Political Content.

Artist Bio: Karen Anne Light (creator) is an actress, teacher, and creator of movement theatre. Contemporary and Shakespearean stage acting inspired her to seek theatre’s ritual origins: mask, clown, mime, dance. Her work emphasizes femininity and queerness.

Elizabeth Baron (director) is an award-winning teacher, director, actor, and movement theatre maker (mask, voice, acting, and red nose).

Caila Elle is an electroclash musician and comedic physical theater performer.

Amos A (collaborator) is a musician, audio producer, and artist.

Date & Time

Jan 27 - 28, 2024

Venue Details

Granada Room - AC Hotel by Marriott Tucson Downtown

151 East Broadway Boulevard
Tucson, Arizona 85701 Granada Room - AC Hotel by Marriott Tucson Downtown
Tucson Fringe Festival

The Tucson Fringe Festival is an unjuried, uncensored performing arts festival. Since 2011, following international fringe tenets, the festival provides artists with low-risk, low-cost opportunities to perform by using economies of scale to reduce venue rental costs and by taking only 20%, and sometimes 0%, of the artist’s earnings. Tucson Fringe also provides the Tucson arts community with avant-garde, non-traditional performing arts at low-cost ticket prices.

The festival does not curate or select the performances, maintaining an environment in which everyone and anyone can perform. This ensures that underrepresented artistic voices, such as people of color, the LGBT+ community, women, and other marginalized genders, are championed in our community.

The festival takes place in January every year across multiple venues in downtown Tucson. On average, every year the festival has 20+ shows with between 50-60 performances during the festival weekend.

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