E.C. Mabie Theatre (200 N. Riverside Dr.) — Saturday, Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Theater artist Taylor Mac — whose preferred pronoun is “judy” — has performed numerous works at famous theaters like the Sydney Opera House and New York City’s Lincoln Center. This Saturday, Dec. 5, Hancher will bring Mac to perform one of judy’s projects, titled “A 24-Decade History of Popular Music: 1846-1856,” at Iowa City’s E.C. Mabie Theatre.
The actor, director, performance artist, playwright and singer-songwriter has won multiple awards throughout judy’s career and was named the best cabaret performer by TimeOut New York in 2012.
“A 24-Decade History of Popular Music” is Mac’s most recent work and consists of popular music in America spanning from the 1770s to the 2010s. Though judy will only perform the 1846-1856 portion of the piece this weekend, each hour of the total 24-hour performance is dedicated to a different decade of music with a corresponding costume designed by collaborator Machine Dazzle, who has worked with Mac before.
Theatre reviewers have raved about Mac’s creative mind in many of judy’s past works and, as The New York Times promises, “A 24-Decade History of Popular Music” won’t disappoint. Tickets can be reserved online.