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The Wildly Inappropriate Poetry of Arthur Greenleaf Holmes Tickets

The Wildly Inappropriate Poetry of Arthur Greenleaf Holmes Tickets

New York
The Tank NYC
9 Nov 2022 - 9 Feb 2023
It's like The Book of Mormon, but from a LONG time ago.
92
Must See!
35 Reviews on Show-Score

Hic Incipit Pestis Productions presents the world premiere of The Wildly Inappropriate Poetry of Arthur Greenleaf Holmes, an evening of irreverent sophistication featuring the wickedly sly verse of England’s famously unconstrained poet. The preeminent 16th Century “Poet of the Perverse” fuses irresponsible humor with a deep love of language, poetry, and the humanities for an evening of convulsive laughter and surprising insight. Blending the profane with the elegant and the subversive with the illuminating, the wholly-original libertine Arthur Greenleaf Holmes takes the stage to bring us such hits as the insightful “Ode to an Extremely Provocative Knothole,” the prepubescent lament “Mother, Will My Stones Drop?,” and his crowning achievement “I Built My Love a Menstrual Hut.” Forced to find its way out of a dark and dusty corner of the Smithsonian amidst a landscape of uninspired current pop events, news-feed minutiae, and a non-nutritional diet of cat videos, The Wildly Inappropriate Poetry of Arthur Greenleaf Holmes fuses melodic language with an utter disregard for decent society to delight the well-read and casual philistine. From college professors to the noble laborer, the NPR set to the barroom biker crowd—this is an evening tailor-made for the pervert of distinction.

Run time

75 mins

Opening date

November 9th, 2022

Closing date

February 9th, 2023

Categories

Plays

Venue

The Tank NYC

Age

This production is intended for audiences 18 years and older.

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