Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Lard: Like Grease but Thicker and Queerer

These days I'm sure you'd be hard pressed to find someone who isn't at least a little bit familiar with the runaway phenomenon that is Grease. Starring an endlessly plucky Olivia Newton John as the virginal Sandy and an endlessly "questioning" John Travolta as Danny "greased lightening" Zuko, this musical classic has been known to make people break out into song and dance regardless of their position on the Kinsey scale. Packed with kickass costumes and some truly cut-throat dance offs, Grease also featured the sassy Rizzo. A worthy role model for all rule-breaking women, this "teenage nare-do-well" and leader of the pink ladies was a ball buster in more ways than one. Unfortunately, enjoyable as it was, the original Grease didn't offer much hope of romance for the fat and queer amongst us and that's why we can all rejoice over Big Moves' incredible spin-off, Lard.

In town until June 22 as part of the Montreal Fringe Festival, this group of hefty honeys are offering a delectable treat for both the eyes and ears. Flipping Grease's traditional hetero summer lovin' story on its head and replacing it with a sizzling stand-off between a fat femme and a bootylicious butch, this version is sure to get to your heart by way of their bellies. With a storyline chock full of fat positivity, fun and food it's not to be missed.


Tuesday 17 Jun @ 22.15
Thusday 19 Jun @ 13.30
Friday 20 Jun @ 17.30
Saturday 21 Jun @ 22.30
*10+/10 ans et plus
Latecomers accepted (5 mins)/Retardaires acceptés
$9 General/Général
$6 16 and under/ 16 ans et moins (with ID/avec carte d'identité)
Tickets are NOW AVAILABLE!
Call: 514-849-FEST
or, check out Fringe Central @:

No comments: