Filmmaker John Waters to perform one-man show in SLO

slinn@thetribunenews.comDecember 13, 2013 

5th Annual Norman Mailer Center Benefit Gala

John Waters attends the fifth annual Norman Mailer Center benefit gala at The New York Public Library on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, in New York.


Get ready to get filthy, John Waters fans.

Waters, the Baltimore filmmaker, author and artist behind “Hairspray” and “Pink Flamingos,” will perform the latest version of his one-man show, "This Filthy World: Filthier & Dirtier" in February in San Luis Obispo.

In the spoken-word show, the man that Beat icon William S. Burroughs dubbed “the Pope of Trash” offers a comprehensive retrospective of his entire career, dissecting his upbringing, his obsessions and his films.

In 2009, Waters performed “This Filthy World” as part of the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival.

He’ll speak Feb. 25, 2014, at the historic Fremont Theatre, 1025 Monterey St. in San Luis Obispo. Tickets are $30 in advance or $40 at the door.

For more information, call 543-1843 or visit

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