- $10 for two tickets to "Lucha Libre" (up to $20 value)
- When: Sunday, January 12, at 3 p.m.
- Where: The Yost Theater
- Section: general admission, standing room
- Door time: 2 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
Combine the theatrics of Mexican wrestling with the seductive tease of burlesque, and you get one eye-popping evening. During "Lucha Libre," body-slamming luchadores such as Damian 666, Blood Eagle, and Chika Tormenta appear in elaborate masks to engage in dramatic grappling combat straight out of a daytime soap or a high-stakes hugging contest. When the muscular action pauses, burlesque dancer Ruby Champagne, "the Mexican Spitfire of Burlesque," takes the stage for a saucy performance.
Yadi Presents melds traditional burlesque with contemporary source material. Since the company's inception, performers with names like Meowberry Deathly, Lady Josephine, and Dolly Danger have conjured titillating, vaudevillian versions of Night of the Living Dead and Grease, and have even taken on the songs of Johnny Cash. Over the course of a single show, cast members shimmy out of their clothes, shake off their autumn leaves, play characters of opposite genders, and pay tribute to pop culture with equal amounts of kitsch and artistry.