February 20 | 7pm
John Waters is a man of many monikers: The Prince of Puke, The Duke of Dirt, The Sultan of Sleaze. Anyway you put it, he is famed the world over for his trash epics including Pink Flamingos, Female Trouble, Desperate Living, Polyester, Serial Mom, Pecker, Cecil B. Demented, and A Dirty Shame. Two of his more surprisingly commercial films have been adapted for the stage. Hairspray, winner of eight Tony Awards and Cry Baby – The Musical nominated for four Tony Awards. In the summer of 2007, Hairspray reinvented itself cinematically as a big-budget Hollywood movie starring John Travolta that became a smash hit worldwide.
Waters comes to the Arts Center as part of a series of events related to the exhibition William S. Burroughs. Creative Observer, opening January 17, 2014. Click for more information about the exhibition celebrating Burroughs’ 100th birthday.