Late Night Snacks
Cynthia Hopkins and Wit López, hosted by Eric Jaffe
September 17, 2019
2019 Fringe Festival
1316 South Percy StreetMap
September 17 at 9:30pm
Cabaret connoisseurs the Bearded Ladies return with another platter of deliciously dangerous, sensationally sweet, and provocatively pleasurable Late Night Snacks. Running throughout the Fringe Festival in a refitted East Passyunk industrial space, these after-hours performances feature different artists every night—from opera singers to drag queens, cabaret stars to art clowns, and everything in between.
Important Nutritional Information
Late Night Snacks ingredients may include artistic experimentation, adult content, consensual touch, ear worms, nudity, jubilation, great selfie material, rampant queerness, and many repeat visits. Not every show will be for everyone so feel free to come, and go, as you please. You know your diet, taste, allergies, and aphrodisiacs better than we. Late Night Snacks are experimental and works-in-progress. When we can, we will provide detailed ingredients for each show ahead of time online so you can decide how best to snack. When ingredients include any items listed below, there will be a notice at the on-site box office.
Nutritionally sensitive ingredients for this performance may include fake blood, references to assault, amateur stripping, and Randy Newman.
About the Artists
Cynthia Hopkins (cynthiahopkins.com) is an internationally acclaimed musical performance artist: she writes songs, records albums, and creates groundbreaking musical performance works that intertwine truth and fiction, blurring the lines between edification and entertainment. She has produced eight performance works, eight albums of original music, and one museum installation. Her work has been honored with many awards, including a 2015 Doris Duke Artist Award, a 2010 Guggenheim Fellowship, and the 2007 Alpert Award in Theater. Ms. Hopkins also works as a performer, composer, voice over artist, and musician for many other folks. She is currently working toward a Masters in Music Therapy at Drexel University.
Described as a “one-person parade,” Wit López is a Brooklyn-raised, Philly-made, award-winning performance conjurer and pro-magicianatrix creating art out of the joy and fear of being alive. As a disabled and chronically-ill, nonbinary trans, intersex person of African American and Boricua descent, López’s visual and performance work uses absurdity to convey and challenge how they experience the world.
Eric Jaffe is a world ukulele champion, an above average singer, and a genderless glamour monster. Eric is the winner of the 2018 Drag Awards, Best Host, Best Alternative Drag Queen, And Drag Queen of the Year. You can find Eric scouring the Philadelphia cabaret and drag scene screaming at the top of their lungs about food. Eric hosts a monthly cabaret every third Saturday at Tavern on Camac called The Eric Jaffe Show. Eric recently starred in the original queer musical Basic Witches at The Arden, and starred and directed Thweeney Todd: The Flaming barber of Fleek Street, at Franky Bradley’s. They are currently working on their next parody musical, Gay Mis which will be a part of the 2019 Fringe Festival. For more on Eric Jaffe, check your local Wawa, by the milkshake machine, but also check out theericjaffe.com