Friday, January 22, 2010

WHACK: The Tonya Harding & Nancy Kerrigan Story

More on this in Tuesday's Pipeline, maybe like a review or as close as I can come to writing one, but for now I'll just say that it's difficult to resist a musical with trash talking lyrics set to Disney style music, so check out WHACK at Gorilla Tango Theatre, 1919 N. Milw. if you can. 

I saw WHACK last night, and it was exactly what I needed: a good laugh, and a reminder that women can be bitches to each other, to their legally blind (Nancy) and gin-drinking-insult- slurring (Tonya) mothers, to their ex-husbands-now-boyfriend as was the case with "skanky Tonya Hard-on" (Nancy's take on Tonya) and to just about everyone else when they're on a ruthless quest for Olympic gold as Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan were in the 1994 Olympics. 

Pictured (photo courtesy of Kelly Williams of Gorilla Tango and the show's writer) are the legs of Leslie Nesbit as Nancy, left, and Cassie Cushman and her fist as Tonya. 

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