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The fight for the galaxy has never been this fun!

Combining burlesque, comedy, and a whole lot of glitter, cult sensation Star Wars Burlesque: A Nude Hope is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Nov. 16.

Acclaimed fandom theatre troupe Geekenders will pull out all the stops to create a memorable night as they playfully create a two-act parody of a sci-fi classic. With tasteful striptease, parody, wacky comedy, puppets, custom-made costumes, thousands of rhinestones and 15 of Canada’s most well-known burlesque performers, Geekenders will tell the story of the first Star Wars movie in a completely new light.

The Star Wars Burlesque has become a staple of entertainment in Vancouver, earning them a cult following that leads to constantly sold-out shows. With a mission to show the world that being sexy comes from within yourself and that everybody is sexy in some way, it’s not hard to see why this body positive group has become so well-loved.

While admiration for Star Wars allows an audience to appreciate the content of the show, the true beauty comes from how the show can take artistic licence on the characters and even modernize some aspects. Why shouldn’t R2-D2 have female pronouns? Why shouldn’t Chewbacca? Why can’t the characters have different body types or sexualities?

Geekenders challenges fans to think of their media critically and in a more open-minded way. This leads to an incredibly empowering show, rich in diversity and thrumming with a body-positive message.

This hilarious evening of stripteases, comedy, show ponies, vaudeville, nostalgia and space is guaranteed to be out of this world. Don’t miss your chance to see this explosively fun show in a galaxy far, far away when it comes to Chilliwack.

Warnings: May contains adult material and situations. May not be appropriate for all audiences.

Star Wars Burlesque: A Nude Hope is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Nov. 16, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 for adults, $32 for seniors and $30 for youth, and can be purchased at the Centre Box Office, online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca, or by calling 604-391-SHOW(7469).

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