June 19-22 – Dark Follies @ PortConMaine

Photo by Nate Parent
Photo by Nate Parent

What: Dark Follies @ PortConMaine

When: Fri, June 19-22, 2014

Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 363 Maine Mall Road, South Portland,  ME

Cost: See registration for more info


Come join Dark Follies at PortConMaine where we will be offering a workshop “30 Minutes to Vaudeville” and a Dark Follies performance to enhance the auspicious geekery of this event. For more information and where we’ll be, please check out the PortConMaine schedule. We’d love to see you there!

About 30 Minutes to Vaudeville:

“Vaudeville. The word brings to mind romantic images of steamer trunk toting performers travelling from city to city and stage to stage by train, hoping that the next show might be the one to make them a star. Would you have had what it takes to make it in vaudeville? Is there a Mae West, Groucho Marx, Fanny Brice or Buster Keaton living deep inside of you waiting to come out?

In a special PortCon workshop, 30 Minutes to Vaudeville, Dark Follies will help you tap into your inner vaudevillian. After a brief introduction on the history of vaudeville, you will be partnered with a Dark Follies performer and together you will create a short, but sure to be entertaining, act with you in the leading role. At the end of the workshop a 15-minute short variety show will be presented for all to see.

Just bring yourself, your sense of humor and a willingness to give it your all…you never know, this could be the one that makes you a star!”

Born of a love of street theater and a desire to bring together the talent in Portland’s goth community, Dark Follies began bringing its special brand of street vaudeville to life during Portland’s First Friday Art Walks in Autumn of 2008. Over the next six years we have produced multiple stage shows and have performed around the northeast at the Cape Cod Festival of Magic, The Steampunk World’s Fair, The Watch City Festival and the Shelburne Museum. Dark Follies has won Best Street Performer in the Portland Phoenix Best of Portland Awards three times (2011, 2012, & 2014).


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