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The Burl-X-Files Returns: The Truth Is Down There

January 14, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - January 16, 2016 @ 10:00 pm


Take a trip down memory lane and into the basement with Spooky Mulder and Dana Scully as they investigate unexplained phenomenon in a boisterous burlesque theater. In anticipation of the new television series, this remount of the popular 2013 production of the Burl-X-Files: The Truth is Down There returns for a limited engagement on Jan 14, 15 and 16, 2016. Nearly the entire original cast returns along with a few extra surprises. Come help us celebrate the resurrection of ’90s-style government conspiracies, implausible myth arcs and sexy virus-carrying bees with the art of burlesque.

What chilling monster-of-the-week will they encounter? Will the Lone Gunmen lend a helpful hand? What forces (or cigarette-smoking fiend) will conspire to keep our leads apart?  The Burl-X-Files will be one part nostalgia, one part celebration of fandom, and one part indulgence of not-so-secret fan fantasies. DO YOU WANT TO BELIEVE?

“I wish every fan could have experienced this with me.” Pepper Ashley, Week in Weird

“We cannot emphasize this enough- go see this show.” Jessica Price, Seattle Burlesque Press

“As perverse, delightful, and subversive as its source material, The Burl-X-Files combined performative fan fiction, homage, and imagination in a scintillating showcase that made the audience want to believe.” Jennifer K Stuller, author of Ink-Stained Amazons and Cinematic Warriors: Superwomen in Modern Mythology

The Shanghai Pearl returning as Agent Dana Scully
Bazuka Joe of Chicago’s Stage Door Johnnies joining as Agent Fox Mulder

Hosted by Rebecca M Davis

Featuring: Al Lykya, Ernie Von Schmaltz, Bolt Action, Queenie O’Hart, Sailor St. Claire, Scarlett O’Hairdye, Seraphina Fiero, Tootsie Spangles, Trooper, Jesus la Pinga, Lady Drew Blood and Eva Fairwood

DOORS AT 7PM. Curtain 8PM. No late seating. 21+ only with ID

Featured sponsors: Espionage Cosmetics, Sin in Linen, Nerdhole Podcast, IDW Publishing, Atomic Cosmetics and Ugly Baby Shower Art, and Miss Indigo Blue’s Academy of Burlesque. Plus art donors John Gronquist, Sarah Mirk, Close Call Studio, PRRRINT, Spencer Salberg, Omakase Images, and more.

Ticket Descriptions:

$25 General Admission

$40 Premium: This special reserved section is dead center, the first two rows. These seats are not assigned but this is a special limited reserved section.

$150 VIP Experience
A very limited number of tables right on stage with the performers. $150 reserves you a table for two plus two VIP bags with gifts from our favorite sponsors.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FOR SATURDAY TICKET HOLDERS: All cast and crew and ticket holders for Jan 16th are invited to our Post-Party Prometheus. Join us after the show for dancing, cocktails and contests! Contests include: Clyde Bruckman’s Final Dance Pose, Best Scully Scowl and Mulder Wounded Puppy Eyes Contest and more.

WARNING: Strobes, fog and other lighting effects may be used during this event. Please inquire if you have concerns.

Info for patrons with disabilities:

Our venue is wheelchair accessible. If you require additional assistance, please inquire in advance. For visually impaired patrons, make note that seating provisions can be made for closer seating if you contact us in advance. While our production is not translated for ASL, please contact us if you wish to bring your translator and we can make appropriate arrangements.

Disclaimer: THIS IS A PARODY/SATIRICAL PRODUCTION and is in no way associated with anyone other than a bunch of very happy fans. All profit earned covers cost of production only.



January 14, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
January 16, 2016 @ 10:00 pm
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Theater Off Jackson
409 7th Avenue South
Seattle, 98101 United States
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