Variety Show Raises Funds for Research, Pirate-Style

Baron Atomy & Annie Bawdy Wansom by Robert Escue.jpgIn the vein of old-timey radio dramas, prepare yourself for a new kind of variety show, featuring burlesque acts during commercial breaks, audience participation, and most of all–pirates!

The Round World is excited to present Tales from the Round World:  The Log of the Salty Pearl, the second in their series of live radio plays with variety acts interspersed to raise money for great causes.  The Log of the Salty Pearl will be stories of pirates and high jinx on the high seas to raise money for Mote Marine Research Lab who are working on restoring the ocean’s coral reefs.  The show will be Thursday, September 21 at 8:00 PM at the Bier Baron Tavern in Dupont Circle.

Following up on last month’s Tales from the Round World:  Calls to the Alien Crime Hotline (extraterrestrial crime), writers were asked this time to write tales of pirates with one common “MacGuffin” – a ship called the Salty Pearl.  The audience can expect an evening of comedy with a bawdy, buccaneer bent.  The evening’s program will include live Foley sound effects with chances for audience participation and “commercial breaks” that are variety acts including live music, burlesque and sideshow.  The show will be recorded and podcast later.

Writers include:  Chris Griffin, Christian Crowley, Countess Von Dreck, Kerri Sheehan, Matt Basset, Pamela Leahigh, Rebecca Rose Vassy and Rufus Drawlings

Performers include:  Aaron Spaace, Annie Bawdy Wansom, Baron Atomy, Delilah Dentata, Diva Darling, Fanny Tittington and Lucrezia Blozia.

The Round World was formed in 2015 to present new works that combined scripted work with circus, sideshow and burlesque.  This is their second venture into the live radio play arena.

Tales from the Round World:  The Log of the Salty Pearl will be on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at the Bier Baron Tavern – 1523 22nd St.,N.W., Washington, DC  20037.  Doors 7:30 PM, Show 8:00 PM.  Ticket are $12 in advance or $15 at the door, benefitting Mote Marine Research Lab’s Coral Restoration Program.  This show is 21+.


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