On the heels of the recent Marriage Equality referendum in Ireland, the Irish Arts Center is presenting Ireland's “High Queen, National Treasure, Performance Giant and Accidental Activist Panti” in her smash-hit comedy show, “High Heels in Low Places.”
Panti was the face of the Irish “Yes” side for many Irish people and her impassioned advocacy and huge commitment to the ‘Yes’ side was a decisive factor in their victory.
Panti, aka 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.
Charting brushes with infamy, near misses with fame, and adventures in the seedy underbelly, the High Queen of Ireland invites you into her ultra-padded, hyper-real, stiletto-shaped world, as she swaps stories from the gutter and trades secrets of the stars.
“High Heels in Low Places” is Panti’s riotous stand-up show about life after “Pantigate,” which played to rave reviews and chock-a-block houses across Ireland. Critics called it “hilarious” (Hotpress) and “a wickedly funny evening” (Irish Independent) with “impeccable one-liners” (The Evening Herald).
High Heels in Low Places runs at Irish Arts Center (553 West 51st St, New York) for five nights from Monday June 8 until Saturday, June 13 with performances set for Tuesday-Wednesday at 7:30 pm and Friday-Saturday at 8 pm. Tickets are from $15 and can be booked online at irishartscenter.org or by calling 866-811-4111.