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Chop Suey Books and Movie Club Richmond present A John Waters Christmas: Live at the Byrd!

  • The Byrd Theater 2908 West Cary Street Richmond, VA, 23221 United States (map)

John Waters returns to Richmond for A JOHN WATERS CHRISTMAS. Live performance at The Byrd Theatre. Wednesday, December 20, 2017. Doors 6:30 PM. Show 8:00 PM.

In the spirit of the season, Waters's celebration of Christmas cheer and horror will be a fundraiser for two terrific Richmond arts nonprofits: The Byrd Theatre & Foundation and WRIR 97.3 fm Richmond Independent Radio!

Tickets available at Chop Suey Books (cash only) or online. $40 pre-sale, $50 at door (night of show only).

Like a damaged St. Nick for the Christmas corrupted, John Waters -- legendary filmmaker (Female Trouble, Hairspray, Serial Mom), raconteur and author of bestselling books Carsick, Role Models and Make Trouble -- hitchhikes into town with a bag full of sticks and stones for the devoted and the damned, spreading Yuletide profanity and perverted piety with his critically acclaimed one-man show, A John Waters Christmas. This rapid-fire “trigger warning” for holiday traditionalists asks the questions: “Is Prancer the only gay reindeer?” “Is it wrong to steal purses from cars in graveyard parking lots on Christmas Eve while mourners leave flowers?” “Has Santa ever been nude?” And, most importantly: “Should you disrupt living crèche celebrations this year in the name of political action?”

Miracles really do happen at Yuletide, even if they’re false, and Waters prays for a Gaspar Noé Christmas film, and a new sex club that encourages gay men and lesbians to have sex with each other for the very first time. Delving into his love for the annual December warning list of “Unsafe Toys to Give Your Child” and his hatred for email Christmas cards, The Easter Bunny and any kind of holiday “food issues”, the Pope of Trash will give you a Cool Yule like no other.

You better watch out, you better cry! John Waters, the People’s Pervert, is coming to town.

A signing will follow the show.

A John Waters Christmas is presented by Chop Suey Books and Movie Club Richmond. The show is made possible by the generous support of our Richmond partners:

Advanced Plumbing LLC, David B. Robinson, CPA, World of Mirth;

Bandito's Burrito Lounge, Best Friends Forever & Don't Look Back, Christopher's RunAway Gourmay, Secco Wine Bar;

Babes of Carytown, Bygones Vintage Clothing, Carytown Bicycle Company, Dinamo, 821 Cafe, Grimstead Accounting, Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, Heritage & Southbound, Ipanema Cafe, Joe's Inn, Kuba Kuba, Merrymaker Fine Paper, Plan 9 Music, Sticky Rice, Sub Rosa Bakery, Sugar + Twine, Uptown Color, Velocity Comics.

Earlier Event: December 10
The 4th Annual Holiday Brew Ho-Ho!