(PLAINFIELD, NJ) -- The Catalyst Theater Company presents Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens at the duCret School of Art in Plainfield with performances on October 20-22, and October 27-29. The show will finally debut after a long awaited hiatus due to Covid with a special pre show cabaret every night. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.
As the show’s story unfolds we are set in Saucy Jack's dead-end dive bar, in a far corner of the sleazy side of the galaxy. The bar's patrons, performers and local criminal undesirables dream of getting out of town: however, bar owner Jack is not fond of letting his cabaret acts go without being vindictive and coincidentally, anybody who tries to leave gets killed by the 'slingback killer'.
When word breaks loose about a killer on the prowl The Space Vixens who are intergalactic deities who fight for truth and justice though the power of disco are summoned. They are hot and in heels, and hot on the heels of the murderer. As the two groups collide, old flames are reignited, new couples fall in lust and love, and we discover how far people will go for ‘love and independence. The quirky and catchy songs will leave you wanting to be a Space Vixen! All in all it’s an interactive, all-singing, all-dancing sexually freeing for disco spectacular not to be missed!
The cast consist of Scott Baker as JACK, Chloë Fidler as JUBILEE, Kim Trachtenberg as VULVA/CHESTY/SHIRLEY, Avery Nusbaum as BOOBY, Rachel Saint Franis as BUNNY, Emily Gulden as ANNA, Michael Latshaw as DR. VON WHACKOFF, Fernando Rockenbach as MITCH and Will Horner as SAMMY.
The show itself was a smash success in London’s West End where it derived and quickly had a cult following. Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens was first performed as a one act late-night musical at the Edinburgh Fringe in 1995, produced by Michael Fidler and Johanna Allitt. It played to sold out audiences, gained wide-spread coverage and received a coveted Fringe First Award for "innovation in theatre and outstanding new production." Jubilee is played by Chloe Fidler who originated the role at the Edinburgh Fringe production.
David Boyd Artistic and Executive Director and Producer along side Assistant Director Nancy Kutzer and Co Producer Greg Gilchrist will be at the helm of launching the show.
The show running time is 2 hours 7 minutes with an intermission. The duCret School of Art is located at 1030 Central Avenue in Plainfield, New Jersey.
Here are more photos from the production.
The Catalyst Theater Company strives to build one of the region’s favorite local theaters by creating an artistic environment that celebrates our shared experience and humanity, while bringing to life theatrical experiences that ignite passion in our collective souls. Catalyst Theater Company Productions is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit theater company.
John Posada is a New Jersey based photographer specializing in live theatre and music performances. For more than 10 years, John has photographed live music events where he mastered the techniques of timing and capturing fast moving action under challenging lighting conditions to capture that perfect moment that tells a story in a single image. Currently, John has photographed over 110 productions for over 70 different theatres and venues. Click here for John's website.