Saturday, September 22, 2012

Slideshow: Red Light Celebrates the End of the World

Posted By on Sat, Sep 22, 2012 at 9:52 AM

About 200 people crowded into Visual Arts Collective on Friday, Sept. 21, to witness the end of the world as we know it, via the Red Light Variety Show.

There were go-go dancing zombies, flesh-eating ballerinas and neon-clad pole dancers, oh my! The show "The End is Near Here" used a variety of mediums to convey mixed emotions regarding the end of time.
"It's the most technical show we've ever done," said performer James Sharp. "It's fucking rad."

Red Light has performed with a variety of themes since its conception, but it appears that variety has helped gain them an evolving and loyal following.

"The thing that sets us apart, is that we can entertain with laughs for emotional highs but we're also not afraid to explore lows," said Sharp.

To be sure, the troupe has more than once acted out death in forms of murder and suicide, not to mention Friday's whole show was based upon the Apocalypse. But based the audience cat calls, hooting and hollering, it did not appear that anyone became depressed.

"I always make it a point to check out their every show," said audience member Star Warne. "I'm always surprised and amazed by what they do."

Click here to see a slideshow of the evening.

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