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December 2017

A John Waters Christmas-Live Performance

December 20 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Byrd Theatre, 2908 West Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23221 United States
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$40

John Waters returns to Richmond for A JOHN WATERS CHRISTMAS. Live performance at The Byrd Theatre. Wednesday, December 20, 2017. Doors 6:30 PM. Show 8:00 PM. In the spirit of the season, Waters's celebration of Christmas cheer and horror will be a fundraiser for two terrific Richmond arts nonprofits: The Byrd Theatre & Foundation and WRIR 97.3 fm Richmond Independent Radio! $40 pre-sale, $50 at door (night of show only). Like a damaged St. Nick for the Christmas corrupted, John Waters -- legendary filmmaker (Female Trouble, Hairspray, Serial Mom), raconteur and author of bestselling books Carsick, Role Models and Make Trouble -- hitchhikes into town with a bag full of sticks and stones for the devoted and the damned, spreading Yuletide profanity and perverted piety with his critically acclaimed one-man show, A John Waters Christmas. This rapid-fire “trigger warning” for holiday traditionalists asks the questions: “Is Prancer the only gay reindeer?” “Is it wrong to steal purses from cars in graveyard parking lots on Christmas Eve while mourners leave flowers?” “Has Santa ever been nude?” And, most importantly: “Should you disrupt living crèche celebrations this year in the name of political action?” Miracles really do happen at Yuletide, even if they’re false, and Waters prays for a Gaspar Noé…

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