Justin Bond’s Christmas Spells Return to Abrons

Justin Bond and the “Pixie Harlots.” photo by Michael Hart

Justin Bond is returning to Abrons Arts Center for the Holidays with his wildly popular “Christmas Spells.” The light-hearted “show-tacular” is based on the short story “Dixie Belle: The Further Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” written by Kate BornsteinAs Bond explained in a recent NY Times Magazine culture feature, “It imagines Huck Finn as a tranny hooker in a brothel in New Orleans after the Civil War. It’s written as a letter Huck writes on Christmas Eve to Tom Sawyer to catch him up. So I start out as Huck, who’s now Sassy Sarah working in Madame Violet’s Parlor of Elysian Delights. Then the Pixie Harlots come out and bring the story to life. I think it makes sense because Huck had this love of outsiders while managing to walk a fine line with the conservative religious women who were feeding him. Who’s to say Huck didn’t end up being a tranny?” $25, $15 students // December 9-18 // 8 pm // 466 Grand Street.