Cult Favorite Film Director John Waters at The Howard Theatre
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The last date listed for John Waters: This Filthy World was Wednesday May 15, 2013 / 8:00pm.
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An evening with John Waters is an amalgam of clever stand-up comedy and astute sociological observation. Waters talked non-stop for more than an hour about his movies and the actors/characters in them, his books, his life and experiences in Baltimore, his travels (including a recent cross-country hitchhiking trip), his perspective as a proud but not sanctimonious gay man, and pretty much anything that crossed his mind. Then he answered questions from the audience, demonstrating that he is as entertaining on his feet as in his prepared material. The only disappointment at the Howard -- and it's a big one -- is that this was advertised and ticketed as an 8 p.m. show. But for reasons no one could explain, it started at 7:30. Patrons arriving just in time for an 8 p.m. curtain discovered that they had missed a big part of the event. (That's why I've deducted one from what would have been five stars.) It looks like somebody at the Howard Theater needs a clock.
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The show started 30 minutes before the published starting time; therefore, the three of us in my party, plus dozens of others, missed nearly half of the show and felt ripped off. The ushers did not offer the choice in seating that was advertised...continued
John Waters’ one man spoken-work lecture entitled This Filthy World is performed at colleges, museums, film-festivals and comedy clubs around the world. In 2010, he played to sold out audiences at the Traverse City Comedy Arts Festival, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts festival and the Sydney Opera House. In 2006, Netflix released a film version of the live act that was screened at the Toronto, Berlin and Edinburgh Film Festivals. In 2004, the music compilation CD A John Waters Christmas was released by New Line Records and was followed up in 2007 by A Date With John Waters.