Announcing: ‘The Underbelly’ cocktail!

We are delighted to present our new cocktail! Underbelly started this week and we decided we needed to celebrate by creating a unique drink: ‘The Underbelly’ cocktail!
Maureen Fleming, our Business Development Consultant and friend, used the inspiration of The Beats to make this delicious drink!

The drink is composed of:
– 1/2 ounce vodka
– 1/2 ounce tequila
– 1 ounce triple sec
– splash of coke and squeeze of lime – served in a martini glass with a wedge of lime

“This drink is based on the drinking patterns and favourites of Burroughs -actually all the Beat poets favoured red wine the most – but when they deviated, they deviated hard. When Burroughs was in Mexico and Texas he was a big tequila drinker – later in life he switched to vodka and coke as soon as it was 6 pm.  So we have married his favourites into the Underbelly.” – Maureen Fleming, Business Development Consultant

This drink will be available at the bar at The Cultch until the last performance of Underbelly for the price of $9!
Come try it before you see the show!

Underbelly runs at The Cultch until March 30, 2014 at 8 pm in the Vancity Culture Lab. All tickets are just $31 and can be purchased by calling the box office at 604. 251. 1363 or online.

Ten Things You Need To Know About ‘Underbelly’

Underbelly is on now at The Cultch  and to get you even more excited about this fantastic show, we have compiled a list of the ten things you need to know about Underbelly!

Award1. Underbelly is the 2012 winner of the Cultchivating the Fringe Award! Presented once a year, this award is granted to a performance from the Vancouver Fringe Festival that demonstrates a strong potential for further development by granting the performance a spot in the upcoming Cultch season. It’s no surprise Underbelly won when…

Robot12. This is Jayson McDonald’s FIFTH touring solo show. This writer and performer has made his rounds before. Underbelly is the latest in a long line of shows that also includes Giant Invisible Robot. And speaking of Giant Invisible Robot

UNderbelly23. Jayson McDonald won the Georgia Straight Critics’ Pick….two years in a row! Giant Invisible Robot took home the prize in 2011 and came back in 2012 to take the award again with Underbelly. It seems Jayson McDonald is doing something right whether he is writing about invisible friends or…

Lastfarewell5. The Beat Generation! Underbelly takes its inspiration from the literary and cultural revolution that evolved from the events before and during 1950s. Questioning the old traditions and conventions and influenced by the new jazz scene, the Beat Generation explored a new, honest way of expression. The term ‘The Beat Generation’ was coined by none other than…

jack6. Jack Kerouac, well known author of On the Road. The most well known author of the Beat Generation, Kerouac fell to the pressure of the fame and attention his one success gave him. Kerouac and his friend…

Allen7. Allen Ginsberg, one of the first Beat poets and lasting mentor, appears in Underbelly but it is the third of this circle of friends that Jayson McDonald chooses to portray…

Burroughs8. The odd man out, William S. Burroughs.  The oldest of the three and the junkie struggling with alcohol and drug addiction, Burroughs defied the linear narrative in his work, and lived recklessly in his life. Using this as inspiration Jayson McDonald creates a ‘fevered hallucination’ with…

Underbelly_Mike9. Some of the finest spoken word poetry you will hear. Fans of slam poetry and spoken word rejoice! The words in this piece are no mere reproduction from a beatnik who only dresses and looks the part. Jayson McDonald’s words evoke the poetic and bold era of the Beat Generation. And finally…

Underbelly10. If Cindy Reid, The Cultch managing director, managed to stay awake the whole time during a 10:30pm showing of Underbelly at the Vancouver Fringe in 2012, it must be an amazing show!

Underbelly runs at The Cultch until March  30, 2014 at 8pm in the Vancity Culture Lab. All tickets just $31 and can be purchased by calling the box office at 604. 251. 1363 or online.