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Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10003

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Ended 28 Jul 2013 after 2 months

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The must-see event of the season

New York Observer

Closed 28 Jul 2013

Within a pulsating dance club atmosphere, David Byrne and Fatboy Slim deconstruct the astonishing journey of Filipina First Lady Imelda Marcos retracing her meteoric rise to power and subsequent descent into infamy and disgrace at the end of the People Power Revolution.

Neither a period piece nor a biography, neither a play nor a traditional musical but an immersive theatrical event combining songs influenced by four decades of dance music, adrenaline-fueled choreography, and a remarkable 360-degree scenic and video environment to go beyond Imelda’s near-mythic obsession with shoes and explore the tragic consequences of the abuse of power.">

Additonal Information


Previews from: 21 May 2013

Opening night: 4 June 2013

Closing night: 28 July 2013

Run time

90 minutes with no interval

And before you stop reading

Set within a dance club atmosphere, audiences will stand and move with the actors. Comfortable shoes and clothing are recommended. Dancing is encouraged.


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