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After-Hours Musical Theater Comedy Tour at Penn Museum

September 22, 2021

Jill DiSanto, Public Relations Director


PHILADELPHIA—In their original musical Penn Museum tour, drag queen “archaeologists” Eric Jaffe and Lili St. Queer teach ancient history with an entirely new—and whimsical, nonacademic—approach.

Eric & Lili’s Night at the Museum, an after-hours, interactive walking tour of the galleries, offers live musical theater, dance, and a bit of comedy for mature audiences only. There will be two performances each Thursday evening throughout October. Support for Eric & Lili’s Night at the Museum has been provided by The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation.

Eric Jaffe is one of the event’s lead performers and a genderless glamour monster. They loaned the Penn Museum their theatrical ensemble from Thweeney Todd: The Flaming Barber of Fleek Street, for display in The Stories We Wear, a new exhibition that offers a revealing look at 2,500 years of style and how “what we wear” has meaning.

Winner of the 2018 Philly Drag Awards for Best Host, Best Alternative Drag Queen, and Drag Queen of the Year as well as 2020 Performer of the Year, Jaffe co-founded Jaffe St. Queer Productions with Lili St Queer, a musician, cabaret & theatre artist, drag queen, comedian, educator, and DJ. The full cast includes local performers Cookie Diorio, Sapphira Cristal, Katherine Perry, Daught Ladell, and Wyatt M Flynn.

Performances will take place Thursday, October 7, 14, 21, and 28 at 6 pm and 8 pm. Ticketholders can view The Stories We Wear and Jaffe’s theatrical ensemble prior to the start of each performance.

General admission tickets to Eric & Lili’s Night at the Museum: $35.

VIP admission ticket-holders are included as a featured part of the show, receive swag, and are granted free admission to an upcoming Ancient Alcohol tour at the Museum. VIP tickets: $50.


About the Penn Museum
The Penn Museum’s mission is to be a center for inquiry and the ongoing exploration of humanity for our University of Pennsylvania, regional, national, and global communities, following ethical standards and practices. Through conducting research, stewarding collections, creating learning opportunities, sharing stories, and creating experiences that expand access to archaeology and anthropology, the Museum builds empathy and connections across diverse cultures.

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