NORTH PARK–Talking boobs, cancer rap, pregnant men and even a one-breasted super hero that fights “Commander Cancer” – “The Boob Show” is an outrageously funny, gender bending exploration of the holy grail of female anatomy – the breast.
Hosted by two outrageously funny cancer survivors, Amy Lisewski and Peggy Walkush, this one night only show, on October 27 at 7 p.m, will be one of the first performances in Finest City Improv’s newly constructed theater space at 4250 Louisiana Street in North Park.
“I am ovary-joyed to be able to host this charity show on our new stage with many of our talented ensemble members for this very important cause,” says Amy Lisewski, a 31-year ovarian cancer survivor and Finest City Improv’s founder. 100% of ticket sales will be donated to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer at the American Cancer Society.
“We all want to kill cancer, on this night we all get the chance to help do that in a visceral way.” says Peggy Walkush, 10-year breast cancer survivor, Finest City ensemble member, and creator of The Boob Show. “Too often women are defined by our breasts– whether as the focal point of men’s advances, the source of our own insecurity, or as milk-producing machines during child birth. Through silly, irreverent and gender-bending sketches, the show pokes fun at society’s obsession with breasts.”
The Boob Show also touches on the subject of breast cancer – through Walkush’s rap song about her experience and by introducing Super Survivor Woman, a one-breasted super hero who faces off against her arch nemesis Commander Cancer.
Tickets for this adults-only show are $30 for General Admission and $60 for VIP (premium seating and Back Stage Pass to pre-show festivities) and may be purchased at www.finestcityimprov.com. All proceeds will be donated to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer as part of Walkush’s annual fund-raising goal of $20,000.
According to Lisewski, many talented improvisers, rappers, puppeteers, musicians and writers volunteered their time to create and perform this show. In addition to Walkush and Lisewski, the show’s creators include Tommy Galan, a writer and performer in the award-winning comedy troupe, FUCT (www.FUCTnyc.com), and Gaston Morineau, a professional puppeteer who performs in libraries, schools, adult cabarets, private events and as a regular at the Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theater in Balboa Park.
“Everyone just wants to play a role in stopping breast cancer and heightening awareness about how regular checkups and early detection save lives,” says Lisewski.
The Boob Show is sponsored by two women-owned businesses – Village Vino in Kensington – a place for friends to gather, relax and celebrate, and South Bark Dog Wash – home of the blueberry facial.
General admission tickets are $30 per person; $60 VIP (reserved premium seating and Back Stage Pass to pre-show festivities). A separate email will be sent to all VIP ticket purchasers with information about the pre-show festivities. Purchase tickets http://www.finestcityimprov.com/event-registration/?ee=321.