The festive antics and anecdotes of legendary filmmaker, writer, performer and Comme de Garcon fashion model John Waters will light up Seattle this Friday, December 2, when Seattle Theatre Group presents A John Waters Christmas at the Neptune.
Audiences may be familiar with Waters’ infamous oeuvre—including Pink Flamingos, Hairspray, Serial Mom and, of course, the Christmas classic, Female Trouble. Many have heard quips from him, including his advice on how forward-thinking party animals can help spread literacy: “If you go home with somebody and they don’t have any books, don’t fuck them.” However, it’s a whole different ballgame getting Waters’ wit and wisdom live and in person.
Personally, I always remember the time my brother ran into Waters at a bar one summer on Cape Cod. All night long, my brother teased me with photos and humorous anecdotes from the encounter. The last text read, “Don’t tweet any of these pictures.” It was a helpful warning—because I was totally about to do just that.
This 2013 interview with a local news station in his beloved hometown of Baltimore captures the man’s easygoing spirit and good nature. For those who haven’t seen him live, it’s also a hint of what to expect on Friday night.
A John Waters Christmas Special
When: Friday, December 2, 8pm
Where: Neptune Theatre (1303 NE 45th St)
Tickets are $38/$100 gets you a VIP meet and greet