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Arias with a Twist extends its run by seven weeks


Arias with a Twist, created and performed by Joey Arias and Basil Twist, extends ts limited engagement at the Here Art's Center by seven weeks, the show is now playing through to 31 Aug 2008.

Arias with a Twist opened at the HERE Arts Center on 18 Jun 2008, following previews from 12 Jun, and was originally scheduled to close on 13 Jul 2008.

Arias with a Twist: Twist�s magic envelopes Arias� voice, transporting us to unpredictable worlds, channeling ecstatic desires, lavish nightmares and bizarre premonitions in a bejeweled cabinet of curiosities.

The show is presented by Here Arts Center�S Dream Music Puppetry Program & Tandem Otter Productions in association with Johnnie Moore.

Originally from San Francisco, Basil Twist is a third generation puppeteer who lives and works inNew York City. He is the sole American graduate of the Ecole Superieure National des Arts de la Marionnette in France.

Drag diva Joey Arias, a central figure in the underground New York art scene responsible for recreatingdrag as high art, Arias has performed worldwide at venues including Carnegie Hall, The Freedom Theatre in London and on a transatlantic world tour into the cabaret clubs of Paris, Tokyo, Germany, Canada and England.

The creative team comprises Thierry M. Mugler (costumes), Ayumu 'Poe' Saegusa (lighting) and Greg Duffin (sound).

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