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‘Virgen’ territory! Karen O unleashes ‘psycho opera’ on DUMBO • Brooklyn Paper

‘Virgen’ territory! Karen O unleashes ‘psycho opera’ on DUMBO

Karen O will debut her feverish psycho opera, “Stop the Virgens” at St. Ann’s Warehouse on Oct. 12.
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Karen O will take DUMBO for a wild ride this month, in her mysterious new “psycho opera” — a performance that will bring together members of the Raconteurs and Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and even actress Lili Taylor for a phantasmagoria centered around teenage angst.

“Stop the Virgens” will rock St. Ann’s Warehouse starting on Oct. 12 — with brand-new anthems, Christian Joy-designed costumes and dreamy, pyschedelic sets.

The producers have been mum on the plot (except to the New York Times, f–k you very much), but Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O offered a tiny glimpse into the drama last month in a statement.

“I’m hoping to create an original live experience,” she said. “It should feel like a psychedelic ride laced with catharsis. There is emotional cost to our narrative, so we’re aiming to engage the audience.”

The star-studded spectacle also boasts a cameo by Beastie Boys producer Money Mark. Need another reason? It’s being directed by Pulitzer-nominated playwright Adam Rapp.

“It’s aiming to have all the good stuff of escapist entertainment,” Karen O said. “With a few sucker punches to the gut along the way.”

“Stop the Virgens” at St. Ann’s Warehouse [38 Water St. between Dock and Main streets in DUMBO, (718) 834-8794], Oct. 12-22. Tickets $45-$75. For info, visit www.stannswarehouse.org.

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