HER MAJESTY’S CABARET returns this June and July, with a brand new show that skewers commercialism, consumer culture and the almighty dollar. Her Majesty’s Cabaret: Sells Out, a sketch comedy, performance art and video installation experience, will have two performances this summer, set for 9 p.m. Saturday, June 23 at the Bangor Opera House, as part of Penobscot Theatre‘s Northern Writes New Works Festival; and 9 p.m. Thursday, July 5 at Nocturnem Drafthaus.
HMC: Sells Out showcases the comedic talents of Katie Toole, Adam Cousins, Ben Layman, Jasmine Ireland, Kristen Burkholder, Bradley LaBree, Emily Burnham and Zachary Robbins, in a series of original sketches and short films written and edited by LaBree, Burnham and Robbins. Both shows will feature special performances from Bangor’s Living Dolls and dance troupe Paradigm East. Infomercials, cell phones, drug companies, bad food, product placement, whatever – anything you can buy or sell is fair game for HMC’s satirical focus. Sells Out is HMC’s biggest show yet; reserve your seats now!
The June 23 show at the Bangor Opera House will cost $10, the purchase of which also includes admission to the earlier daytime performances as part of Northern Writes; tickets are available at the BOH box office or by calling 942-3333. The July 5 show at Nocturnem is $7, and seating is limited to 75; for information, call 991-1211. HMC: Sells Out is made possible through the generous donations made to the Kickstarter campaign held back in April, as well as area businesses like Mark’s Music, Bangor Letter Shop, Nocturnem Drafthaus and, of course, the excellent, supportive staff at the Penobscot Theatre Company.