Craddock & Cuckow - BASH'd - A Gay Rap Opera
From Edmonton • At The Big Secret Theatre
All you real faggots pump your wrists in the air,
Don’t be straight, give a wave like you just don’t care!
Does “gay rapper” sound like an oxymoron? Brace yourself, breeder – Feminem and T-Bag are taking rap back to its subversive hip-hop roots, bringing the heat to homophobia with queer-loving rhymes. They spin the story of Dylan and Jack, a small-town fag and an urban queen who find big-city matrimonial bliss. It’s all “happily ever after” until a brutal gay-bashing turns true love to tragedy… and they decide to bash back.
Craddock and Cuckow – no strangers to Rodeo-goers, with their respective hits Faithless and STANDupHOMO – were irate with the spike of Alberta hate crimes during the national gay marriage debate. Now, they’re targeting intolerance with their duo of trash-talkin’, straight-bashin’ gay gangsta angels – and they’re not taking prisoners.
- Outstanding Musical – 2007 New York International Fringe Festival
- NOW Magazine’s “Pick of the Fringe” – 2007 Toronto Fringe Festival
- “Patron’s Pick” Award – 2007 Toronto Fringe Festival
- 2007 Sterling Award for Outstanding Independent Production
“BASH’d is brilliant … this is a show you don’t dare miss.”
- Toronto Star
“Kudos to these audacious Canadians for confronting one of the last great civil rights issues of our time so fearlessly.”
“Give these gay rapping angels a record deal!”
- Eye Weekly
- Writers/Performers: Chris Craddock and Nathan Cuckow
- Music: Aaron Macri
- Director: Ron Jenkins
- Lighting Design: Roy Jackson
- Stage Manager: Eva Pang
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Tuesday, January 22 & Wednesday, January 23 at 9:30 PM - Admission: $22
Thursday, January 24 at 7:30 PM - Admission: $25
Friday, January 25 at 9:30 PM - Admission: $30
Saturday, January 26 at 7:30 PM - Admission: $30
At The Big Secret Theatre: 2nd Floor Centre Court: 225 - 8 Ave. S.E.