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Town Tonight Offers a ‘Crack’ at Global Travel

Screen Shot 2013-12-07 at 2.11.34 PM.png“Crack Trip” is the latest zany offering to come from the gay self-described low-budget theater group Crack DC, founded by Chris Farris, Karl Jones (aka Karl Marx) and Shea Van Horn (aka drag crackup Summer Camp. This time around, the 90-minute variety show features over a dozen performers lampooning global destinations — Russia, Saudi Arabia, Canada, “and other seedy crevices of the globe” –with a Make A Wish Foundation-styled premise: Summer Camp wants to see the world before she dies. Drag queens Heidi Glum, Pussy Noir, Jezzibell Jaxknife, The Lady Beaver and the reigning Miss Crack Anne Phetamine all perform, as do Capital Fringe Fest stars Eric Tipler and Ryan Patrick (One Night In New York). The show includes the usual videos, live music and singing, off-the-wall drag acts, dancing, audience participation and interactive games. 

Saturday, Dec. 7. Doors at 9 p.m. Town Danceboutique, 2009 8th St. NW. Tickets are $10, which includes admission to dancing upstairs with DJ Matt Bailer. Visit or

Doug Rule covers the arts, theater, music, food, nightlife and culture as contributing editor for Metro Weekly.