What’s the proper etiquette of suicide? Is S & M ventriloquism an effective therapy for schizophrenics? Should drag be considered an act of self-defense? Will true love find a happy ending at the Lion’s Camp for Crippled Children? And what’s so natural about the Museum of Natural History?
Not quite blind as a bat, but definitely deaf as a doornail, Terry Galloway is the modern medical accident who’s asking these and other tough question in Out All Night and Lost My Shoes, one of the foundational texts in the history of disability performance. It’s also one hour of pure, energetic theater that mixes poetry, storytelling, stand- up, New Vaudeville and plain old corny vaudeville in a charged, moving celebration of life – hers and that of all oddballs.
Galloway the author of “Mean Little Queer: A Memoir,” will present “Out All Night and Lost My Shoes,” at Kalamazoo Valley Community College’s Dale B. Lake Auditorium on the Texas Township Campus at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 5, 2013.
The show is voice interpreted and is described as “mature kid friendly.” Tickets for adult admission are $15 at the door or $12 before March 28. The admission fee for children under 12 is $5. Students, deaf/HOH, and senior citizens over 65 pay $10 each. Tickets are available through the Kalamazoo Valley Community College bookstore at www.bookstore.kvcc.edu.