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John Waters: Devil’s Advocate (LIVE AT THE WEST) October 26th

October 26, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

$68 – $100

Come at 7 pm and enjoy a pre-show set of live music! 18+

John Waters. Is he a cautionary contrarian, a reactionary radical, or a true Devil’s Advocate? In this all-new, fast-moving, part-confessional, part-inquisitional comic spoken word show, the filth elder known for his “transgressive” films and his “subversive” books salutes the new gender-guerilla generation of today for doing the impossible — actually making him nervous. Together, he demands, we must form a new rainbow of rancid colors and seize back the sexual revolution from the self-righteousness of the left and the intolerance of the right.

A new middle-of-the-road madness that uses humor as terrorism, wit as ammunition. A happy family of all-age, cuckoo crossover: hip-hop hippies, pansy punks, queer gangstas, down-low hos, and shit-kicking skeezers.

We’re here. We sneer. Don’t get used to us. John Waters – he’s the Devil’s Advocate and his questions must be answered.

Get set for a wild ride of the comically absurd.

There will be LIVE music to start the evening chock full of tricks and treats.

John Waters is a man of many monikers: The Prince of Puke, The Duke of Dirt, The Sultan of Sleaze. Any way you put it, John Waters is famed the world over for his trash epics including Pink Flamingos, Female Trouble, Polyester, Serial Mom, Cecil B. Demented and Hairspray.

Devil’s Advocate is the next chapter in Waters’ rapid-fire one-man spoken word Vaudevillean act, This Filthy World, celebrating the film career and joyously appalling taste of the man William Burroughs once called “The Pope of Trash.”

Doors open at 6:30pm
LIVE MUSIC at 7:00pm
John Waters at 8:00pm

Ticket Prices

  • $100 First Rows
  • $90 Second Rows
  • $80 Third Rows
  • $68 All other seats
  • VIP PACKAGE*: $50 available with ticket purchase of any seat!* (LIMITED AVAILABILTY OF 50!!)
    • Includes:
      • Before show, early entry to the venue (6:00pm) with complimentary oer d’oeuvres
      • After show, champagne reception with savory treats.
      • After show, up close and personal “Group Therapy” session and Q & A with Mr. Waters!

Ticket Purchases are Final and Non-Refundable



October 26, 2023
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$68 – $100
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The West Theatre
319 N Central Ave
Duluth, MN 55807
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