Karen Finley’s Got The Jackie Look

She’s back! The first lady of performance art, Karen Finley, brings her new show THE JACKIE LOOK to the Laurie Beechman Theater January 30 – March 6, 2010. For those of you who have never experienced Ms. Finley, you should check out this one-woman tsunami of performance art mayhem. Her ferocious style will take you on a ride you’ll never forget. For those of you who have seen her before, this looks like a chance to see Ms. Finley in top form.

From the press release:

In THE JACKIE LOOK, Karen Finley brings icon Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis back to life in this unique look at history, style, trauma, femininity and the demands of being the First Lady. Using the structure of a lecture set in the present day, Jackie, one of the most photographed woman of her day, contemplates her life in pictures. Jackie also makes use of You Tube and views online homages to her and her family. Along the way Jackie ruminates on Michelle Obama, Marilyn Monroe, Caroline’s run for Senate, the art world, Michael Jackson, and the lasting impact of that fateful day on the grassy knoll in Dallas.

THE JACKIE LOOK runs January 30 – March 6, Saturdays at 7:30pm. The Laurie Beechman Theater is located inside West Bank Cafe at 407 West 47th Street — at Ninth Avenue, accessible from the A,C,E,N,R,V,F,1,2,3 trains at 42nd Street. Tickets are $20, plus $15 food/drink minimum, available at 212-352-3101 or online here.

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