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Mel Malarkey Gets The Bum’s Rush
Mel Malarkey Gets The Bum’s Rush

Erroneous Productions 
Toronto, Canada 
Playwright: Charlie Petch 

It’s the last night at the Vagabond Theatre and Mel can’t bear to tell the audience. She keeps the bawdy acts going and the elixir flowing. In private, she delivers odes and tells stories of her “Vaudeville theatre for the unrefined.”
Written and performed by award winning playwright and spoken word artist, Charlie Petch. Donkeys! Desperation! Debauchery! 
Best Spoken Word Album of 2017. “A bittersweet tribute to an age when the options for performance seemed endless ... a chronicle of lost theatre forms ... [a] bizarre and hilarious play.” —Electric City Magazine
“Flamboyant and raunchy ... solemn and emotional ... for my money the best Vaudeville act.” —The Coast (Halifax)

Funny / Weird / Poetic / LGBTQ+ / 55 minutes / 14+ / Coarse Language / Sexual Content

Underrepresented artist: The Artist is a transmasculine person and their show, while being a vaudeville show, also touches on themes of queerness and trans identities in the 1930's. They also live with a disability.


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