High Heels in Low Places OFF-BROADWAY REVIEWS

Photo: Vitaliy Piltser
  • NY TIMES

  • Opening Night:
    June 9, 2015
    Closing:
    June 13, 2015

    Theater: Irish Arts Center / 553 W 51st St, New York, New York, 10019

    Synopsis: 

    Join Ireland's High Queen, National Treasure, Performance Giant and Accidental Activist Panti in her smash hit comedy show, "High Heels in Low Places." Panti Bliss landed herself in the middle of a media outrage named “Pantigate” that rocked Ireland in 2014. Soon after, she became a YouTube sensation when a speech she made about homophobia, described as "the most eloquent Irish speech" in almost 200 years by Irish Times’ columnist Fintan O'Toole, went viral, was broadcast around the world, debated in parliament and remixed by the Pet Shop Boys—sparking a powerful conversation about equality.

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF High Heels in Low Places

    Panti’s ‘High Heels in Low Places’ Delivers Identity Politics in Stilettos

    Laura Collins-Hughes

    June 10, 2015: Strolling in stiletto heels amid the audience members, Panti gauged the crowd packed into the little auditorium at the Irish Arts Center. Then she gave a warning: Anyone seeking “inspiring words of wisdom” from her show would leave disappointed. It’s not every drag queen who has to manage expectations this way. But for Panti — a Dublin-based performer also known, offstage, as Rory O’Neill — things have been a little weird ever since she gave an address last year at the Abbey Theater. The topic was homophobia, and a video of it went viral. The Irish Times columnist Fintan O’Toole, invoking a 19th-century statesman, described it as “the most eloquent Irish speech since Daniel O’Connell was in his prime.” Panti’s ensuing life as a bona fide national treasure, as she derisively calls herself, is the ostensible topic of “High Heels in Low Places,” her New York stage debut — though she inserts a dismissive, unpublishable modifier between national and treasure.

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