Wine in Rome
A Fantastical Romp Through The Eternal City in the Swingin’ Sixties!
Conceived, Developed, Directed, and Produced by Lily Verlaine & Jasper McCann
Principle Choreography by Lily Verlaine
Script, Lyrics, and Original Melodies by Jasper McCann
Lily Verlaine & Jasper McCann’s newest spectacle of ecdysiastic pageantry, Burlesco DiVino: Wine In Rome, a celebration of wine, liberation, beauty, and frivolity in The Eternal City.
The first and only burlesque production commissioned by The Triple Door, Burlesco DiVino takes the audience on a wild trip across Rome in 1963 with American choreographer Babs Lawson and her friend, Italian musician Lanzo Travaglio. After disappointing their widowed patron Donatella Chianti with a work of avant-garde dance, Babs and Lanzo are in over their heads. With a deadline looming and Babs’ visa on the line, they search for inspiration in the streets, at a wild party, and get a morning after they’ll never forget, thanks to a lot of wine and a little advice from Helen Gurley Brown. Will their new show be a tragic failure, or will they be able to charm the citizens of Rome to get into the act and lift Donatella out of her grief?
Inspired by the great costume epics Quo Vadis and Satyricon, and the mid-century visions of Rome La Dolce Vita and Roman Holiday, this show mixes classical music, jazz, and Italian go-go rock with the traditional music of ancient Rome. Priestesses, paparazzi, Vespa-girls, fire dancers, and fashionistas all take their turn in the spotlight as the ensemble weaves belly dance, go-go, and ballet with comedy, striptease, glamour, and song!
Burlesco DiVino: Wine In Rome is the intoxicating theatrical burlesque mélange that you’ve come to expect from Verlaine, McCann, and company. Join us in the Bacchanal!
Sept. 21-23, 2017
The Triple Door
216 Union Street, Seattle
Sept. 21: 8:00pm
$35.00 adv. / $40.00 day-of / $45.00 VIP
Sept. 22-23: 7:00pm & 10:30pm
$40.00 adv. / $45.00 day-of / $50.00 VIP