‘Stars Wars’ Burlesque Show ‘The Empire Strips Back’ Returns
Let the flesh be with you.
A sexy “Star Wars” themed show is making its way to a galaxy near you.
“The Empire Strips Back: A Burlesque Parody” opens May 10 at the Orpheum Theater in the East Village. It’s based on characters from the franchise and features “Sultry Stormtroopers, a dangerously seductive Boba Fett, and a female Skywalker.”
“We have scantily clad droids. We have a female female Darth Vader,” publicist Victoria Westbrook told the Post.
“It’s a night of pure fun… It’s a show that really appeals to all ‘Star Wars’ lovers. We call it the Clan Gathering, a place where nerds come to have the best night of their lives.
The production is the brainchild of Russall S. Beattie, who first launched the show in his native Australia in 2011. It came to the United States as a one-night-only performance in California in 2018 and in 2019 at the PlayStation Theater on Broadway. .
“The costumes…the sets are super detailed. So for the cheesiest ‘Star Wars’ nerd, there’s a clear reference for the work we parody,” producer David Foster said.
Tickets will go on sale March 21 for the show, which has an indefinite duration for now.
“It’s up to the fans how long it lasts,” Foster said. “We’ll start with three months and see where it goes.”