A Story About a Tranny and her Corpse

Nothing sells like sex, except, perhaps, violence. (We’re a sick, sado-masochistic people.) Combine those two and you’ve got a rated R film that’s going to break box office records. The folks over at the Empire Stage are using it to their upmost advantage with their latest production -- simply called Sex and Violence. It’s the age old tale of a transsexual who keeps a corpse in her closet for fifteen years and the writer who sniffs out the sordid story. We know what you’re thinking, “Who hasn’t heard that old story?” We have faith that, somehow, the cast at Empire Stage will find a way to put an interesting spin on it. Sex and Violence opens Thursday, January 13 and runs through February 13. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday. Empire Stage is located at 1140 N. Flagler Drive in Fort Lauderdale. Tickets are $30, except for January 13 and 14 preview performances, which cost $20. For more information and for tickets, call 954-678-1496, or visit empirestage.com.
Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 5 p.m. Starts: Jan. 13. Continues through Feb. 13, 2011
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Rebecca McBane is the arts and culture/food editor for New Times Broward-Palm Beach. She began her journalism career at the Sun Sentinel's community newspaper offshoot, Forum Publishing Group, where she worked as the editorial assistant and wrote monthly features as well as the weekly library and literature column, "Shelf Life." After a brief stint bumming around London's East End (for no conceivable reason, according to her poor mother), she returned to real life and South Florida to start at New Times as the editorial assistant in 2009. A native Floridian, Rebecca avoids the sun and beach at all costs and can most often be found in a well-air-conditioned space with the glow of a laptop on her face.
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