Pearle Harbour’s Agit-Pop!Pearle Harbour
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The OUTstages fan favourite returns with a brand new show!
Award-winning drag tragicomedienne Pearle Harbour presents her cabaret spectacular Agit-Pop! – musical meditations for the pre-post-apocalypse. Song, storytelling, and socio-political tirades galore, as Pearle dishes piping hot takes and spills scalding tea on some of the most troubling issues facing the new century. Developed over five years of live performance, Agit Pop! is an ever-changing collection of Pearle’s favourite, best, and most heart-wrenchingly hilarious short acts. With accompaniment by musical director Steven Conway, Pearle serenades audiences with new arrangements of old classics and little known gems by David Bowie, Judy Garland, Tom Waits, and more.
“Glamorous, poised, and devastatingly funny.” -Xtra
About the company
Sweet-as-pie and tough-as-nails, Pearle Harbour has been called “one of the most welcome additions to the Toronto performance scene… glamorous, poised, and devastatingly funny” (Xtra). Her original works have been presented at the SummerWorks Performance Festival, Why Not Theatre’s RISER Project, Theatre Passe Muraille, The High Performance Rodeo, Rhubarb Festival, OUTstages, The Cultch, The Second City, the Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival, the University of Toronto, and countless other theatres, clubs, and cabarets across Canada. She is an artist-in-residence at Buddies In Bad Times Theatre. Accolades include the Audience Choice Award (SW17), Outstanding Solo Performance (My Entertainment World), Favourite Lead Performance (Hart House Subscribers’ Choice Award), and Dora Mavor-Moore Award nominations for Outstanding Performance and Outstanding Costume Design.
Agit-Pop! is in the early stages of active research to improve the experience of our shows for Blind and low vision audiences. The artist is working with community consultants to develop integrated audio description and welcomes feedback throughout the process.
Note: this performance uses water-based haze.
Director: Rebecca Ballarin
Musical Director: Steven Conway
Lighting Designer: Logan Raju Cracknell
Projection Designer: Adam Miller
Photography: Michael Cooper