Porkpie International in association with Spin Cycle present FILTHY LUCRE: A Burlesque Christmas Carol

Welcome to The Filthy Lucre , where the cover charge is exorbitant, the drinks are watered down, and management steals the performers' tips. What sort of money-grubbing miser would run a "Gentleman's Club" like this? Who else but Scrooge?

When the scantily-clad spirit of her former business partner returns from the grave, the "nudest Scrooge in history" goes on a tassel-twirling journey with the Ghosts of Burlesque Past, Present, and Future. Will this haunting bump-and-grind-through-time help bitter Ebeneza see the error of her exploitative ways? Of course it will. You know the story, but you've never seen it quite like this.

Returning for the holidays 2024!

" Nudest Scrooge in history ... perhaps this 'Christmas Carol' isn't the best choice for the kiddies."

Erik Piepenburg

The New York Times

"Local bump-and-grind impresario Jonny Porkpie reimagines Scrooge as a greedy strip-club owner named Ebeneza who rips off her dancers—and, of course, her clothes—in this risqué burlesque-theater adaptation of Charles Dickens's holiday chestnut. If you like your spiritual redemption stories perked up with pasties and tassels , this is the Carol for you."

Time Out New York

" Heartwarming, scantily clad rendering of the old standby... a costume drama that frequently sheds its costumes... a lively evening of entertainment... an enduring tale and this (slightly twisted) version keeps its message intact." Full Article

Bob Krasner

The Villager

"The author/director r ides both kinds of burlesque like a pair of skis . There’s the bump and grind kind of course, but there’s also the Mad Magazine/Mel Brooks kind, which takes a well-known stage or screen vehicle and sends it up, literally burlesquing it."
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Trav SD

Author of " No Applause, Just Throw Money: The Book That Made Vaudeville Famous "

Photos from 2023 Production by Bob Krasner



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Porkpie International & Spin Cycle present Filthy Lucre: A Burlesque Christmas Carol