Ben Randle


'Hold Me Closer, Tiny Dionysus' to CounterPULSE in Feb 2012

Hold Me Closer, Tiny Dionyus, the collaboration between Ben Randle and Trixxie Carr will be presented February 17-19 at CounterPULSE, as part of Winter Special, their bi-annual co-production series.

According to press notes, Tiny Dionysus is inspired by Euripedes' The Bacchae and is about "Tiny Dionysus, a god banished from Mount Olympus and called a upon by a group of unemployed San Francisco artists to teach them how to survive The Great Recession. Exploding from their adventures are lavish production numbers, eruptions of classic rock and pop songs, drag, puppetry, and original material by Trixxie Carr."

  [Screen Capture]   Trixxie Carr (Tiny Dionysus), Stanley Frank (Chorus), Steve Fishell (Chorus), Joshua Thake (Chorus), Audra Wolfmann (Chorus).  
 Scenic Design by Maya Linke and Ben Randle, Lighting Design by Anthony Powers. 

Tiny Dionysus premiered at Mama Calizo Voice Factory in 2009, as part of Ben Randle DIY Residency at the former performance for queer performance artists.

Trixxie Carr is a musician, faux queen, actress, chanteuse, playwright, and San Francisco native, who performs her original music as theatrical pieces at such venues as Supperclub, Folsom Street Fair, and Café Du Nord. From 2006-2010, she was a lead singer for cover band Smash-Up Derby. As a faux queen at Trannyshack and Some Thing, she performed her mix of comedy-burlesque-performance art. Recent credits include Peaches Christ’s touring 'All About Evil'; Taylor Mac's The Lily's Revenge at Magic Theatre; and Work More, Unbearable Lightness of Raya Light, and Halloween at CounterPULSE.

Design team and ticketing information to be announced soon.

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