The Secret Variety Society
Bringing together five artists from New York City's downtown scene, the Secret Variety Society is formed for a monthly residency at Pangea, the intimate supper club in the heart of the East Village, for an evening of satirical, surreal and sublime entertainment.
Contemporary variety for those with discerning tastes, low inhibitions and a love for the theatre of joy, The Secret Variety Society invites you to immerse yourselves into an evening of wild, weird and wonderful pleasures in the company of this all-star troupe of decadent fools.
About the performers:
A native New Yorker who has has lived and performed for many years in Vienna, Munich, Hamburg and Berlin, Jenny Lee Mitchell-a.k.a. Mad Jenny- is a performance artist and satirist. An alumni of the Experimental Theater Wing at NYU, she has performed in operetta, musical theater and cabaret, performing Off-Broadway and with many companies who present works based in clown, music, cabaret and devised theater styles.
"Smart, theater savvy." Stephen Holden, New York Times
Magic Brian has been entertaining young and old with his unique brand of comedy-magic and sideshow for over 20 years and got his start in comedy clubs and variety shows in New York City. He has toured with the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus and has taken his show around the world, performing in 18 countries and more than 50 cities. He has appeared on the Late Show With David Letterman, VH1, Good Day New York and has performed at the Edinburgh and Adelaide Fringe Festivals and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
"Unbelievable, wasnt it?" David Letterman
Born in Russia, Miss Ekaterina is a renowned contortionist and aerialist resident in New York City. Besides performing with circus and entertainment companies like Cirque Musica, Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, USO and Circus Una Motorcycle Thrillshow, she also appeared in live art installations and films of Matthew Barney, Kenny Scharf, Scott Ewalt, Julie Taymor and Joe Coleman, shared the stage with Drive-By Trackers and Jack Black, performed as a knife-thrower's Target Girl on a Guinness Book of Records Tour and in the Off-Broadway show Maximum Risk.
"An amazing contortionist, Sknarina seemed to have the flexibility of a snake, twisting herself into a variety of pretzel-like shapes as the NSO played Marcelo Zarvos appropriately named Love Bended." John Pitcher, Arts Nash
Sabrina Chap is a Brooklyn based songwriter, composer and performer with classical piano skills, the ballad lyrics of Tom Waits, the onstage antics of Phyllis Diller and the voice of a whiskey angel. With two solo albums and several international tours to her credit, her sets are a ragtime stompin' good time, full of laughs, heartbreaks, and just plain good songwriting. "Rousing!" The New Yorker
Born and raised in the United Kingdom, Matt Roper is a comedian, writer and neo- vaudevillian who made his NYC theater debut portraying Chico Marx, eldest of the iconic
Marx Brothers, in "I'll Say She Is: The Lost Marx Brothers Musical", which played to great acclaim at the Connelly Theater earlier this year. He is perhaps best known for his alter-ego Wilfredo, a powerhouse comedy creation which has taken him all over the world, from Buenos Aires to Bangkok and from Cape Town to Melbourne. He regularly appears late-night under the guise of characters at the Slipper Room- Manhattan's Place of Varities - in the Lower East Side.
"Weird, intimate and wonderful." The Guardian
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Seating at Pangea is communal. Other guests may be seated at the table. There is a $20 per person food or beverage minimum at the tables. DINNER SEATING BEGINS AT 6:00PM.
Please arrive one half hour prior to the show and allow additional time if you are planning to have a dinner.
Late arrivals will be seated at managements discretion.
178 Second Avenue
ne, NY 10003