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'Heaven Or Hell 3' Moves From Les Girls To Liberty Station

The premiere of "Heaven or Hell 3: 1971 San Diego" took place last November at Les Girls. This weekend it moves to White Box Theatre at Liberty Station for two performances.
Kata Pierce-Morgan
The premiere of "Heaven or Hell 3: 1971 San Diego" took place last November at Les Girls. This weekend it moves to White Box Theatre at Liberty Station for two performances.

Kata Pierce-Morgan's dance performance explores San Diego in 1971

This Friday and Saturday Kata Pierce-Morgan moves her "Heaven or Hell" dance series from Les Girls to the White Box Theatre in Liberty Station.

Kata Pierce-Morgan owns and runs Les Girls, a strip club off Rosecrans. It also serves as a venue for her plays. She’s been working on her “Heaven or Hell” dance series for years. "Part 2: Journey of Memorie" debuted at San Diego International Fringe Festival last summer as part of their B.Y.O.V. (Bring Your Own Venue program). "Part 3: 1971 San Diego" premiered at Les Girls this past November and had Lady Grew perform a rap about a rape that is key to the narrative.

"Heaven or Hell 3: 1971 San Diego" taps into the political activism that she and her late husband, James Morgan, were known for.

"We are exposing the darker underbelly of San Diego in 1971 and it's relevant because so much of the corruption, the abuse of power, the prejudice toward diversity, the silent bystanders with the good-old-boys code of silence, that is relevant for today," Pierce-Morgan said. "You'll get to discover the inner workings of the pimp, the streetwalker, the stripper, the medieval ghost nun who represents the homeless or anyone who's been disenfranchised, and the sailor who is really an icon on the streets of San Diego in 1971."

"Heaven or Hell 3: 1971 San Diego" gets its first exposure outside of Les Girls this Friday and Saturday at White Box in Liberty Station.

'Heaven Or Hell 3' Moves From Les Girls To Liberty Station
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