Drag chanteuse extraordinaire Joey Arias and master puppeteer Basil Twist invite you on a magical mystery tour through space and time. From a neon-lit space lab, to an abundant Garden of Eden, to a smoky Manhattan night club, Arias with a Twist is a trippy, madcap, musical fantasia of ecstatic desires and eye-popping enchantments. With Arias’ legendary voice, and Twist’s spectacular puppetry, this “sometimes racy, occasionally raunchy, and always riveting” (New York Daily News) production is not to be missed! www.ariaswithatwist.com
Questions to respond to:
1. According to Joey Arias, does he want us to consider the evening as “a twist”
of entertainment or does he have a deeper message for us? And, if so, what
would that be, do you think?
2. In terms of Basil Twist’s puppetry “dreamscapes”, why does he move us from
the Garden of Eden, to “hell and back again?”
3. How does the scale — from the large red-eyed puppets from hell to the small
size of the four band leaders — give us keys to this story?