Erin Markey: Boner Killer

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 7:00pm
Erin Markey

Erin Markey: Boner Killer

Words and Music by Erin Markey 

Arranged by Emily Bate and Erin Markey

Directed by Ellie Heyman

Sound Consulting by Jeff Aaron Bryant

 7pm

Bruce Montgomery Theatre

Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

 

Presented by the Theatre Arts Program
 
with generous support from
 
The Penn Humanities Forum
The Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program 
The English Department 
The Gender and Sexuality Studies Reading Group 

 

Ticket information: $5/Penncard  $10/General Admission

Tickets  on sale at the Annenberg Center Box Office or by phone (215) 898-3900 or on the Annenberg Center website: https://www.annenbergcenter.org/event/erin-markey-boner-killer

The Annenberg Center is located at 3680 Walnut Street, Philadephia, PA 19104.

 

Comprised of her signature story-driven stand-up and scored by sensual home-made pop, Erin Markey: Boner Killer is an intimate musical conversation between what Markey thinks she can’t have and how she’d have it if she could. Driven by Whitney Houston’s lesbian mythologies, Europe™, and a Pretty Woman accident, Markey sacrifices her own life to transform personal humiliations into naked feminist hope. Markey and frequent collaborator Emily Bate, make up the two girl band responsible for original and sampled music sopping with liquid emotion and troubled by knotty harmonies. Erin Markey: Boner Killer will premiere at Joes Pub at the Public Theater for Under The Radar Festival (NYC) in January 2017. Directed by Ellie Heyman.  

Visit Erin Markey on the web.

Press: 


“She defies expectations you don’t even know you have.”
– Elisabeth Vincentelli, NEW YORK POST

“[Markey is] a hilarious combination of jaded cheerleader and hard-charging, wide-eyed rock god."
-Helen Shaw, Time Out New York

"Erin Markey has laser-beam eyes, a hair-raising singing voice, and an intense, almost predatory sexuality.  Markey’s uncanny self-possession goes hand in hand with perverse, non-sequitur humor that keeps her audience laughing, if unsettled."

-Michael Schulman, The New Yorker


“[Markey] veers from scary intensity to a strange plastic prettiness that makes her seem like a character out of a lost Disney cartoon that the company decided not to release to the public.”  –Jason Zinoman, NEW YORK TIMES

“Markey doesn’t fall for the formulaic oversharing that weighs so heavily on American storytelling. Rather, she writes from the knowledge that intimacy is a song and dance of our own making, tightening language into codes between lovers, and sculpting the grand, imposed narratives around relationships into singular and precise stories we can finally call our own.”  
– Jennifer Krasinski, ARTFORUM

“In a fevered glance, [Markey] moves between seduction and terror, and with the rise of an owlish eyelid, she pushes gentle vulnerability into cartoonish ridiculousness.”
–Jason Zinoman, NEW YORK TIMES