“A quirky and appealing performer”
-Charles Isherwood, The New York Times
“A performer of slinky, daring intensity!”
– Gia Kourlas, Time Out NY
“A Stream fo consciousness strip tease…like Jim Carrey on caffeine, being electrocuted”
– National Public Radio
NEAL MEDLYN’S UNPRONOUNCEABLE SYMBOL is Neal Medlyn’s fourth and largest to date pop song tragic-comedic extravaganza. Following the success of his Lionel Richie Opera, R. Kelly cabaret, and wild and bloody spin on Phil Collins, Medlyn takes on the purple, hyper-sexualized world of Prince.
Set to many of Prince’s biggest hits and infamous b-sides, all performed onstage by a live band, Neal plays out an evening of seduction and intense internal spiritual conflict between two characters: an engaged cab driver and a messianic libertine. Jealousy, band troubles, violence, death, a dream ballet, decent into hell and the eventual transubstantiation of body fluids and redemption all find their place in an operatic and overblown evening of androgynous musical entertainment.
With contributions from Kenny Mellman of Kiki and Herb, choreographer David Neumann, Carmine Covelli and Adrienne Truscott.
Check out Naked pictures of Neal on Nealmedlyn.com
Running time: 70 minutes
July 9 – 20, 2008
Wednesdays – Sundays at 8
Additional Late Shows on Saturdays at 11
Opening Night Party Wednesday, July 9