Melrose Poetry Bureau & Bootleg Theater present
Quick Draw Poetry Cabaret
Fri Jan 8 , 2016

Doors: 7:00 PM
Show: 7:30 PM (ends at 9:00 PM)

$15 - $30

Bootleg Theater

2220 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA

Quickdraw Poetry Cabaret is a velvet bon bon and a smoking gun, an extravaganza that blends poetry, burlesque, song, and dueling typewriters. Created in the moment with the audience every night, Quickdraw pits performers against each other in a series of increasingly herculean tasks of writing and performance based on suggestions from the audience and structured like Wild West shootouts. Plus, there’s a burlesque dancer stalking the poets and a band playing only typewriters. A typewriter band!

Every performance challenges the way we think about making – the artistic process as a moment and a legacy – by turning the act of creation into a cabaret, a bacchanalia. The risqué, social critique, and satire live side-by-side here.

This is a speakeasy for the thirsty souls of a world made from concrete and snapchat, where prohibition is real and poetry is outlawed. Come burn down the night with us.


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