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In January 2010, Tanja M. Laden of Flavorpill described Bride of Wildenstein – The Musical  as “demented, touching and inherently strange”

Bride of Wildenstein - The Musical, 2008, poster: Marsian De Lellis

In Bride of Wildenstein – The Musical, an aging socialite grows fur and claws to recapture her philandering game hunter husband’s attention. Using puppets and masks to augment the body, this solo cabaret performance playfully unpacks desire and the contagion of identity with songs that examine the making of a monstrosity.

From Flavorpill:

LA-based nonprofit Automata, is teaming up with Ibex Puppetry at the Velaslavaysay Panorama for a program starring puppeteer, singer, and “high-art drag personality”, Marsian, who, along with writing partner PJ McWhiskers and composer Josh Senick, brings us Bride of Wildenstein: The Musical. Inspired by real-life “cat woman” and socialite, Jocelyn Wildenstein, the performance follows a desperate woman’s measures to save her marriage, including her attempt to become more cat-like through surgery. Demented, touching, and inherently strange, Bride of Wildenstein: The Musical shows just how far some people will go for love.

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