OCTOBER 17, 2017

miami light project and miami theater center present the bearded ladies cabaret - Marlene and the Machine

Miami Light Project and Miami Theater Center are excited to partner for the first time to present Marlene and the Machine: A German Expressionist Cabaret.

Miami, FL (October 2017) – Miami Light Project and Miami Theater Center are excited to partner for the first
time to present Marlene and the Machine: A German Expressionist Cabaret, a unique cabaret created and
performed by The Bearded Ladies Cabaret, a Philadelphia-based troupe who tackles the politics of gender,
identity, and artistic invention with sparkle and wit. Join us at The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse in Wynwood
for the South Florida premiere of this intense and illuminating music-theater performance on November 16
through November 18 at 8pm.
Combining the music of Marlene Dietrich with the visual and musical language of German Expressionism and
the Weimar era, The Bearded Ladies Cabaret creates a fable for the digital age. Join your host, Marlene Dietrich,
the well-aged actress, who is giving musical seminars on emotional control. Audiences enter a shadowy, atonal
world in which The Bearded Ladies blur the lines between humanity, music, and machine. Elaborate cardboard
cityscapes, live recreations of expressionist films and a host of familiar songs sung in unfamiliar ways mark this
late-night event.
The Bearded Ladies is an experimental cabaret group devoted to exploiting all the possibilities of intimate,
homemade theater through beautiful songs, tricked-out costume changes, drag, and virtuosic prop
construction. With wit and sparkle we tackle the politics of popular culture, sex, gender, and artistic invention.
They have been called “wildly entertaining” by the Philadelphia Inquirer, “talented singers and comic actors”
by the Huffington Post, and “a little over the top” by Aunt Patty and Uncle Marv, who happened to be in town
for the weekend visiting the Johnsons.
Miami Light Project and Miami Theater Center
The Bearded Ladies Cabaret – Marlene and the Machine
November 16 – 18 at 8pm
Tickets $15-25 | $50 VIP
The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse
404 NW 26th Street
Miami, FL 33127
(305) 576-4350
Founded in 1989, Miami Light Project is a not-for-profit cultural organization which presents live performances
by innovative dance, music and theater artists from around the world; supports the development of new work
by South Florida-based artists; and offers educational programs for students of every age.
Miami Light Project receives operating support and funding for our 2017-2018 Season from: John S. and
James L. Knight Foundation; the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs
Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; The Children’s Trust; State of
Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture; National
Endowment for the Arts; The Miami Foundation; Publix Super Markets Charities; The Charles N. & Eleanor
Knight Leigh Foundation; and The Batchelor Foundation.
Miami Light Project is a NPN Partner of the National Performance Network (NPN). Our Contemporary
Performance Series is made possible in part by support from the NPN Artist Engagement Fund. Major
contributors of NPN include the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and
the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency). For more information visit www.npnweb.org.
Since 2004, Miami Theater Center has been a home for arts and culture. A not-for-profit cultural organization,
it is recognized for groundbreaking children’s theater and community outreach programs that inspire, educate
and entertain, while cultivating new work and supporting artists throughout our culturally diverse community.
For more information, visit www.mtcmiami.org or call 305.751.9550.
Miami Theater Center receives operating support and funding for our 2017-2018 Season from: the Miami-
Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs; The Batchelor Foundation; the Peacock Foundation; the Florida
Division of Cultural Affairs; and The Shubert Foundation.
Terrence Brunn | Miami Theater Center | terrence@mtcmiami.org | (305) 751-9550
Terrence Brunn | Miami Light Project | terrence@miamilightproject.com | (305) 576-4350