HEAVEN OR HELL: A WILD WEST (SAN DIEGO) MUSICAL COMEDY ABOUT SEX, HYPOCRISY AND THE GOOD OL. BOYS

NOVEMBER 9  7:30 PM

NOVEMBER 10 7:30 PM

NOVEMBER 11  2PM

GENERAL TICKETS: 25

SENIORS/STUDENTS/MILITARY 15

ENTRANCE INCLUDES: WESTERN BUFFET AND ADMISSION TO 9PM LES GIRLS LIVE ADULT SHOW

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LES GIRLS HAS ALWAYS BEEN A POLITICAL FOOTPRINT IN SAN DIEGO HISTORY, BEGINNING IN 1969 WITH THE PLAY LET IT ALL HANG OUT, INSPIRED BY HAIR AND OH CALCUTTA.

LET IT ALL HANG OUT OPENED WITH THE BURLESQUE COMEDY TEAM OF EDDIE WARE AND JIMMY STAN...AND WAS RAIDED, AS EXPECTED. THE AUDIENCE HAD BEEN TOLD IN THE INTRO THAT THIS COULD HAPPEN, AND IF THEY CHOSE TO STAY FOR THIS GROUNDBREAKING SAN DIEGO PLAY, THEY WOULD BE A PART OF LIVING THEATER. THE COURTS THEN RULED THAT THE PLAY WAS LEGITIMATE THEATER AND SO THEATRICAL NUDITY ARRIVED IN SAN DIEGO.

THE SHOW RAN FOR MANY WEEKS.

WHAT MOST PEOPLE DON'T REALIZE IS THAT LES GIRLS WAS BORN OUT OF PROTEST TO CORRUPTION AND GRAFT THAT HAD BEEN RAMPANT IN SAN DIEGO. THE LES GIRLS THEATER PROPERTY OWNER WHO CAME IN SECOND IN THE MAYORAL RACE TEN YEARS EARLIER CALLED IN THE STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL ABOUT WHAT WAS HAPPENING IN SAN DIEGO FOR YEARS. THE SUBSEQUENT ATTORNEY GENERAL REPORT EXPOSED THE CORRUPTION, GRAFT AND PAYOFFS THAT MARKED OUR GOOD CITY, AS WELL AS THE SEXUAL ABUSE BY HIGH-RANKING OFFICIALS WHO FORCED WOMEN INTO SEXUAL ACTS IF THESE WOMEN WANTED TO OBTAIN THE HORRENDOUS WORK PERMITS IN ORDER TO EARN A LIVING IN SAN DIEGO AT THAT TIME. NOTE: NO MEN HAD TO HAVE WORK PERMITS. COCKTAIL WAISTRESSES DID, BARTENDERS DIDN'T.

OVER THE FOLLOWING DECADES, LES GIRLS THEATER HAS BEEN OUTSPOKEN WHEN NECESSARY, SOMETIMES IN THE MEDIA, IN FRONT OF THE CITY COUNCIL, POLICE REVIEW BOARD OR AT STATE POLITCAL CONVENTIONS. ON A POSITIVE NOTE, MORE WOMEN HOLD POSITIONS OF POWER TODAY WITHIN THE SDPD, ALONG WITH MEN OF CHARACTER WHO ACT WITH INTEGRITY.  WITH A POSITIVE TRACK RECORD WITH THE SDPD, IN 2018 LES GIRLS THEATER AGREED AFTER ALMOST 30 YEARS TO OBTAIN WORK PERMITS WITH THE ASSURANCE THAT THE DAYS OF SEXUAL ABUSE WERE OVER.

WHAT LES GIRLS THEATER DID NOT EXPECT HOWEVER WAS TO BE SLANDERED IN RECENT MEDIA EVENTS BY LAND DEVELOPERS WANTING THE LAND ON WHICH THE THEATER HAD EXISTED FOR HALF A CENTURY. LES GIRLS THEATER WITH NO RECORD OF PROSTITUTION OR DRUGS IN ITS HISTORY WAS CALLED "RED LIGHT" AND IMPLIED SEX TRAFFICKING. ALL THIS WAS AN ATTEMPT, IT APPEARED, TO DEVALUE THE PROPERTY AND BE A DEAL FOR ONE OF THE LAND DEVELOPERS WHO BRAZENLY POINTED AT THE THEATER PROPERTY, FLAUNTING THAT HE WAS GOING TO BUY THE PROPERTY NEXT AFTER THE ADJACENT PROPERTY HAD BECOME HIS.  ALSO ON STAGE WAS OUR COUNCIL WOMAN, WHO UP FOR ELECTION HAD MADE EVERY ATTEMPT TO USE THE WORDS BLIGHTED AND RED LIGHT DISTICT, AS SHE STANDS IN FRONT OF THE HISTORIC LES GIRLS THEATER.  WHAT STUNS US THE MOST IS THAT THE LAND DEVELOPER BEHIND HER AND THE ROCK CHURCH IS A FORMER PORT COMMISSIONER WHO WENT TO PRISON FOR TAKING 20,000 A MONTH FROM DUKE ENERGY WHILE HE SAT ON THE POWERFUL PORT COMMISSION. CHARGE: CONFLICT OF INTEREST.

HEAVEN OR HELL TAKES PLACE IN 1891. ENTITLED HEAVEN OR HELL: SEX, HYPOCRISY AND THE GOOD OL' BOYS. THE CHARACTERS ARE MODELED AFTER TRUE LIVE CALIFORNIA CITIZENS. DR. CHARLOTTE BAKER WHO FOUGHT FOR WOMENS' RIGHT TO VOTE AND SUCCESSFULLY CLOSED THE STINGEREE (SAN DIEGO'S RED LIGHT DISTRICT, WHICH MEANS BROTHELS AND COLLIS HUNTINGTON, A RAILROAD TYCOON WHO BRAGGED ABOUT BRIBING THE POLITICIANS TO GET WHAT HE WANTED.

WHAT TAKES PLACE IN NOVEMBER 9-11 IS THE FIRST ACT OF HEAVEN OR HELL, A FUNNY YET SERIOUSLY-THEMED MUSICAL COMEDY, ABOUT ABUSE OF POWER, PREJUDICE AND LAND ACQUISITION UNDER THE GUISE OF MORALITY, AS HAPPENED IN 1891. THE SECOND ACT TO BE PRESENTED IN MARCH 2019 COVERS 1971 SAN DIEGO, INVOLVES A RAPE SCENE IN PRESIDIO PARK (TRUE) AND BRINGS BACK SOME OF THE 1891 CHARACETERS AS GHOSTS (CALAMITY JANE, DR. BAKER, THE BROTHEL POPPIES) IT ALSO IS A WITTY, HILARIOUS SHOW IN ITS OWN RIGHT, ALTHOUGH IT WILL BE ACT 2 OF THIS POLITICAL PROTEST AGAINT LGBTQ PREJUDICE, LAND ACQUISITION UNDER THE GUISE OF MORALITY AND ABUSE OR POWER TOWARDS MARGINAL SOCIETY AND ITS CITIZENS, AS WELL AS SEXUAL ABUSE TOWARDS WOMEN.