“Queer as Faust XIII”: A Video Cabaret

Let’s be honest: we’re only halfway through 2020 and most of us really don’t need the hindsight to know that this is a pretty crappy year. We were already reeling from the closings and cabin fever of COVID-19 (and for the record, you can’t blame the rats for this one!). That was already exposing the flagrant disparities brought on by the pandemic of racism with a disproportionate number of cases hitting racial minorities.  Then the police showed up.  And let’s just say, there hasn’t been much to laugh about in the past month.  Still, this is LGBTQ+ Pride Month. We are the Mickee Faust Club.  We celebrate the liberation of queer black, brown, and white bodies that was transformed by a riot at the Stonewall Inn in New York City on June 28th, 1969.  And we will do it online Sunday, June 28 at 7pm.

“World media domination!!!”   crooned Mickee Faust, the cigar-puffing, oversized and under-appreciated rat twin of Florida’s other famous rodent.                      “The stage, film festivals, radio and now I will own the internet, too!! Mwahahahahahahaha!”  

The show, part of the Club’s annual tribute to queer pride, will consist of LGBTQ+ positive videos written, directed, produced, and performed by the members of Tallahassee’s long-running cabaret troupe based in Railroad Square Art Park. The company, like many other artistic outlets, has had to move all their performances online to protect the audience and the troupe from the spread of COVID-19. 

Think about it: if the rat-pack of Faustkateers is playing it safe during a pandemic, you know it’s serious!

“Queer as Faust XIII” will premiere on Sunday, 28, at 7pm both on Facebook Live at the Club’s page and on the Club’s YouTube Channel. There is NO charge for this event, but Faust will never refuse donations into the treasury of Faustlandia.

“Haven’t you read the news lately?” cries Mickee. “The rats are starving. They’re eating each other because nobody is going out anymore and leaving half-eaten hamburgers in the trash!”

We welcome your contributions to support our artistic antics which routinely use satire to skewer the too comfortable and entertain and encourage the sass and snark of the world-weary. [Donation links will be posted in the live stream, and are conveniently available online: here or by check & snail mail to the P.O Box below.]

Tune in Sunday, June 28th at 7pm on mobile device or a computer.  It’ll be a Faust show in the privacy of your own home.


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