Fri, May 31 at 7:30pm
Critically acclaimed actress April Kidwell premieres her outrageous musical comedy mashup of Showgirls and I, Tonya in Seattle May 30 - June 1st at Rebar.
Get up close and way too personal with one of cinema’s most enigmatic female antiheroes in the hilarious theatrical event I, NOMI. Written and performed by Off Broadway sensation April Kidwell, I, NOMI is a raunchy and ridiculously funny one-woman tribute to the feral heroine of SHOWGIRLS, Nomi Malone (as played in Paul Verhoeven’s 1995 film by Elizabeth Berkley) and a wickedly satisfying mashup of the destined-for-cult-status dark comedy I, TONYA. Featuring outrageous original songs and more than a few bombshells, this is a ferocious and empowering night of musical comedy for the #MeToo movement. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll paint your lips on way too big while having epileptic orgasms. And when all is said and done, you’ll walk away saying, “Nomi? No. ME.”
"April Kidwell, as Nomi, is a wonder. She is tireless, fearless and performing circles around Elizabeth Berkley’s portrayal in the movie." — The New York Times
"A tour de force. She is at once absolutely ridiculous and straightforwardly amazing.” — Gawker
"Just when you think she’s showed you all her cards she pulls off something even better. Her performance is in a class of its own." - Stage Buddy
"A MUST-see performance... She is brilliant as Nomi Malone! BRILLIANT!" - Perez Hilton
I, NOMI runs May 30th - June 1st at 7:30 pm at Rebar (on Howell St in between Minor Ave and Boren Ave). Advance tickets are $25 ($30 at the door). A $45 VIP ticket including priority seating, 2 drink tickets and signed show poster ($50 at the door).