Ms. Luisa eats, takes a journey of self discovery
Parker Genné is on a mission to bring vaudeville back. This Saturday, she will be presenting her one-woman show, Ms. Luisa Eats, at Patrick's Cabaret. Based on opera legend Luisa Tetrazzini, Genné's Luisa loves to eat, sing, and enjoy the pleasures of life.
Genné found herself in San Francisco performing as Ms. Luisa on the cabaret scene. There, she met what she describes as a "stripping granny" who enticed her to come to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The following summer, Genné performed in a ukelele cabaret at a strip club and other venues while busking outside during the day. She eventually brought Ms. Luisa to the Minnesota Fringe, where she received a positive response.
Ms. Luisa has been on a journey of healing. She talks to her muscles, and goes to the shaman. "Her path to self discovery is bizarre and strange, but she experiences it all and never says no to anything," she says. In a bit of method acting, Genné is on a juice cleanse this week. "I'm enjoying the effect of it," she says.
IF YOU GO:
7:30 p.m. Saturday, January 4
3010 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis
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