Die Mommie Die! by Charles Busch

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Comic melodrama. . Little Theatre. . Characters: 3 male. 3 female. . Interior set. . Newly revised! This comic melodrama evokes the 1960's movie thrillers that featured such aging cinematic icons as Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Lana Turner and Susan Hayward. Faded pop singer, Angela Andrews, is trapped in a corrosive marriage to film producer, Sol Sussman. In her attempt to find happiness with her younger lover, an out of work TV star, Angela murders her husband with the aid of a poisoned suppository. In a plot that reflects both Greek tragedy as well as Hollywood folklore, Angela's resentful daughter, Edith, convinces Angela's emotionally disturbed son, Lance, to avenge their father's death by killing their mother. Lance, demanding proof of Angela's crime, slips some LSD into her after-dinner coffee, triggering a wild acid trip that exposes all of Angela's dark secrets.
 

About Charles Busch

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Charles Busch is the playwright of the award-winning Broadway play The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, and author/star of such plays as The Lady in Question, Red Scare on Sunset, and Vampire Lesbians of Sodom. He also starred in his film version of Psycho Beach Party, and in Die, Mommie, Die!, for which he won Best Performance.
 
Published November 1, 2012 by Samuel French, Inc.. 90 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction
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