The Murder Of Venus Xtravaganza
A Hell’s Kitchen murder mystery a la Paris Is Burning
Paris Is Burning is a 1990 documentary directed by Jennie Livingston that explored the thriving culture of underground drag balls among NYC’s African American, Latino, gay, and trans community. In the making of the film, one of its seminal characters, Venus Xtravaganza, was found murdered and her killer was never found. Before you hit the streets and follow clues that'll lead you to the fictitious perp, Live IN Theater's interactive murderer mystery and drag ball will feature an all-you-can-eat empanada and cocktail memorial. Come vogue one out in honor of Miss Xtravaganza. Pro tip: Be sure to watch Paris Is Burning to bone up on your trivia before the event.
"The immersive theatrical experience, is a rather unique experience in the vein of Sleep No More: Guests dine on soul food, toast the fallen queen and sniff out clues about her violent, tragic demise."