Get Ready to Bust Out of Prison and Enter the Temple of Poon

If you saw D’Arcy Drollinger’s feces-forward original show Shit & Champagne (or if you somehow missed that tongue-in-cheek homage to ‘70s-era stripper-sploitation), the equally choreographed sequel is nearly upon us. Champagne White and the Temple of Poon debuts at Oasis this Thursday, July 16, and while there may not be as much of a drug whose side effects include total loss of control over a certain sphincter, it’s definitely going to be a deliriously lowbrow evening with lots of filth and glamour. 

[jump] The freshly incarcerated and not-so-freshly divorced protagonist Champagne Horowitz Jones Dickerson White (Drollinger) did not commit the murder for which he is doing hard time in “Lady Prison.” Unlike the never-seen warden of Orange is the New Black, however, the head of this corrections facility oversees a clutch of vindictive guards hellbent on turning it into a den of vice. A prison break propels the plucky heroine into the cloistered universe of high-end fragrances, and a final showdown with villainess Pixie Pardonne Moi will require more “Hiiii-YAH!” moves than even Miss Piggy could muster.

So there’s plenty of eau de toilette in this ode to toilet humor, along with outrageous drag, and, for people willing to splurge a little for a good time, plenty of actual Champagne to go with the Champagne on the stage. There hasn’t been such a witty sendup of the Temple of Doom since the brief scene in Spaceballs where Bill Pullman’s character lands a massive statue on John Candy’s foot. (Joan Rivers: “It sure ain’t Temple Beth-Israel.”) No: It’s the Temple of Poon!

Champagne White and the Temple of Poon, $25, Thursdays through Saturdays, July 16 – Sept. 12, at Oasis, 298 11th St.

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