Dangerous When Wet: Booze, Sex, and My Mother, the Award-Winning Solo Show Based on the Book, Called "Hilarious and Dark" by TimeOutNY
WINNER "Audience Choice Award" 2017 FRIGID Festival
#4 out of 10 "Best LGBT Things to do in New York" TimeOut New York
A Theater is Easy "Best Bet"
Praise for Dangerous When Wet: Booze, Sex, and My Mother written & performed by Jamie Brickhouse & directed by David Drake
"Three-time MOTH champion Jamie Brickhouse adapts his hilarious memoir about a bananas Texas childhood into a dark solo stage comedy...[Jamie is a] top teller." –TimeOut New York
"It’s a mighty piece masquerading as a one-man show. Jamie Brickhouse is a consummate storyteller full of southern charm and NYC erudite sophistication. He’s a stunning performer that makes you feel so comfortable walking through his memories that after the show you feel you have a new friend. He’s definitely the kind of performer who makes hard work look effortless on stage." –NY Theater Guide
“Thoroughly entertaining....Dangerous When Wet is a sure thing....an emotionally packed show where there is never a dull moment.... If you see only one show in the Frigid Festival, Dangerous When Wet is a great choice.” –“Best Bet” Theater is Easy
“Jamie Brickhouse can do it all: storyteller, memoirist, actor, mimic, narrator, dancer, comedian and, best of all, survivor....This is an especially well-done one-man-show: intelligent, literate and rib-tickling funny. Go see it, you’ll love it. The laughs come at such a rapid pace that you won’t shed a tear until maybe the end.” –Hi! Drama
“It’s always exciting to see a storyteller take emotional risks with his performance. The emotional risks Jamie Brickhouse takes in his funny and moving show are thrilling to watch.” –Harmon Leon, artistic director of 2017 StoryFest at the PIT Loft
Sodomite Jamie Brickhouse (three-time Moth SLAM champion) debuted his solo show, Dangerous When Wet: Booze, Sex, and My Mother at the 2017 FRIGID Festival off-off-Broadway in New York City. Ripped from the pages of his critically acclaimed memoir that Interview magazine called “as funny as an evening with Carrie Fisher,” and Paul Rudnick praised as “witty, blisteringly honest, and wickedly intoxicating,” it sparkles under the direction of Obie Award-winning David Drake. It won the "Audience Choice Award," was featured on "Page Six" of the New York Post, was a Theater is Easy "Best Bet," and received rave reviews from NY Theater Guide, Theater is Easy, and Hi! Drama.. The show has been produced in New York City at The Tank's Proud AF Solo Show Festival 2016, 2017 FRIGID New York, FRIGID @ Horse Trade's Queerly Festival 2017, 2017 StoryFest, and in Woodstock, NY at the Kleinert/James Center for the Arts and The Colony.
As in the book, Jamie, faces his three most defining relationships—booze, sex, and his Texas tornado of a mother Mama Jean—in the darkly comic tour de force. With dazzling wit and unflinching honesty set against a multi-media backdrop of evocative photos, home movies, vintage postcards, and music haunted by Peggy Lee’s “Is That All There Is?”, Jamie tells the story of wrestling way too close to—and later loose from—booze, sex, and his bombastic, adorable Mama Jean.