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Written by Matthew-Lee Erlbach Created by Matthew-Lee ErlbachWes Grantom, Portia KriegerTansy Directed by Wes Grantom & Portia Krieger



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“The gleeful spirit of the show is hard to resist, as are its saucy entertainers.” - THE NEW YORK TIMES

“[Burlesque, romantic comedy and rhyming poetry] are combined in a surprisingly brilliant fashion in Eager to Lose, a farce that captures the particular gyrations and frustrations of old-timey romance – only with, y’know, boobs.” - TIME OUT NEW YORK

“Eager to Lose is filled with allusions to [a] bygone era of entertainment, eliciting nostalgia for a time that most of us did not have the good fortune of experiencing firsthand. Luckily, we can leave the Tim Tam Room with the heartening knowledge that there is a community that continues to keep this era alive. While off-Broadway is giving you the chance to visit these performers of yore, let them entertain you — I guarantee, you’ll have a real good time.” - THEATERMANIA

“A night of fun and flesh… The Tim Tam Room is the place for you!” - FLAVORPILL


Welcome to the legendary Tim Tam Room, where the music sizzles, champagne flows, and dancing beauties tempt and tease. When Tansy, the club’s crown jewel, announces her imminent departure, the club’s MC is left holding his heart in his hands. Exuberant hijinks and salacious striptease collide as this night of classic burlesque unspools into a sequin-drenched, raucous farce.

The show runs approximately 100 minutes, with no intermission.

Featuring: Featuring

Choreography Tansy  Musical Director Cody Owen Stine Scenic Design Mark Erbaugh  Costume Design Tilly Grimes Lighting Design Brian Tovar  Sound Design Josh Millican Prop Design Noah Mease  Production Stage Manager Lisa McGinn Assistant Stage Manager Laura Kim


Tix $10 tix October 9–12 | $20 tix October 16–19

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