This article was last updated on May 25, 2022
Sophie B. Hawkins in Room 105: The Highs and Lows Of Janis Joplin
Macha Theatre (West Hollywood, CA)
Writer, director and documentary filmmaker Gigi Gaston resurrects legendary musician Janis Joplin for a humorous, thoughtful and bittersweet musical confession. Grammy-winning singer Sophie B. Hawkins plays Joplin, bringing the audience into the singer’s world, offering a modern-day retrospective on her turbulent life and revealing her thoughts on love, sex, fame and belonging. The show premieres on the anniversary of Joplin’s untimely death at Macha Theatre, just blocks away from Barney’s Beanery, where the singer had her last drink. Showcasing both Janis Joplin tunes and Sophie B. Hawkins’ own original songs, it’s a night of music and theater that encourages audience participation.