02/08 - 02/24

7:30pm - 10:30pm


Café Nordo presents the world premiere of Alien/Angel. Writer/Performer Devin Bannon and director Keira McDonald bring to life historical TV interviews of the actual Klaus Sperber (Interviewed by Heather Refvem), while reimagining the musical acts of his rock alter ego Nomi in nine soaring numbers. In between the songs, Bannon-as-Klaus tells a moving narrative of his life as a young, queer German gifted with a soprano vocal range, who moved to Manhattan in the 1980’s with a generation of youth inspired by Warhol’s Factory. Klaus Nomi did the impossible: struck NYC speechless with his latex costumes, clown makeup and angelic voice. Now, on his comeback tour from outer space, Klaus tells the tale of his brush with fame and all-too-young death as one of the first celebrity victims of the AIDS epidemic. Accompanied by Annastasia Workman on the keys and Kathy Moore on guitar, Alien/Angel also features twin back-up dancers Chloe Albin and Christopher Sweet joining Klaus onstage with choreography by Waxie Moon.

The Nomi Song, Total Eclipse and other New Wave favorites will transport the audience to Planet Nomi. Known as the weirdo’s weirdo, starving artist Klaus was famous for trading his homemade pastries in exchange for studio time and rehearsal space to create music that became inspiration for artists like David Bowie and Joey Arias.

Award winning Chef Erin Brindley will craft a four course menu of pies, savory and sweet, that is included in the ticket price. This event is 18 +