Zeus is a woman who throws a reconciliation soiree on Mount Olympus following a tiff with her wife Hera in this camped-up take on Greek myth.
All the important gods and even a few mortals are coming, invitations delivered by Hermes, the immortal messenger fabulously decked out in his short tunic.
But the sections of dialogue, including narration by two sassy hand puppets, are really just inserted as bridges to link an hour-long sexy dance party.
Each of the characters — performed, according to the program, by a cast including Kiki Quinn, Beau Creep, Hyde Bodies, Betsy Rider and Portia de Saucy — strips down to the skimpiest bits of underwear, or strips in reverse, to exuberant pop or dance music.
The staging isn’t slick, the acting quality varies and the plot isn’t important, although Hermes does get a good line when told that Hades is angry because he wasn’t invited to Zeus’s bash: “Oh, well, Hades got to hate.”
If that type of entertainment is your cup of mead, go shake your toga to the beat.
- 3 stars, Edmonton journal
River City Revue Burlesque (RCR) is an Edmonton, Alberta based troupe that takes inspiration from classic striptease and American burlesque.
RCR combines high production value, political satire and of course their womanly wiles, to culminate in a glamorous and unforgettable show!