Naked Girls Reading NYC - New York's "Best Story Hour" (The Village Voice Best of NY 2010) - stuffs your stocking with an extra-hot winter treat: their third annual reading of Charles Dickens' holiday classic A Christmas Carol. On Wednesday, December 21 at 9:00pm host Nasty Canasta (declared by the New York Times to be "perhaps the loveliest and certainly the nudest Scrooge in history") leads an all-star cast of exhibitionists in an in-the-buff reading of this special version of A Christmas Carol, just as Dickens himself originally performed it - although perhaps a bit more naked.
"Dickens himself invented so many of our most cherished Christmas traditions," says Canasta, "and I'm sure he'd want to be part of this newest one. I'm certain he'll be standing in spirit right at our ... elbows." Guests to the salon are invited to relax and raise a glass in the intimate theatrical setting of Under St. Marks and join Nasty Canasta, Legs Malone, Darlinda Just Darlinda and Franny Fluffer in a celebration of the true meaning of the holidays. Give the gift of full-frontal literature to a loved one - or yourself. Seating is limited; purchase tickets in advance and don't miss out on any of the joys of the season!
Naked Girls Reading NYC is the perfect intimate live event: a monthly nude literary salon featuring in-the-buff readings by local burlesque luminaries, professional librarians, authors and other Naked Girls. Past themes have included Banned Books, Science Fiction and Tween Lit, as well as their annual holiday presentation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Guests to the salon are invited to sip a drink and listen with their eyes wide open as full-frontal literature meets fine art in this intimate theatrical setting.
"Will no doubt leave your chestnuts very warm indeed" -NBC New York
"Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol... while it's easily one of the most frequently adapted stories of all time, I can almost guarantee that you've yet to see it done like this." -Entertainment Weekly
“After the first thrill of the initial disrobing, the pleasure of seeing beautiful women undressed fades besides the sense of intimacy achieved from someone bearing both their body and their soul at the same time. It was a remarkable experience." Tor.com