The Tale of the Allergist's Wife and Other Plays by Charles Busch
Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, Psycho Beach Party, The Lady in Question, Red Scare on Sunset

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Charles Busch is renowned for weaving popular culture, wicked camp humor, and biting social satire into an unusual and uproarious theatrical signature that has earned him the Outer Critics' John Gassner Award for Playwrighting and a Drama Desk Award for Best Play nomination. Of his latest play, The New York Times has written, "Uproarious ... wall-to-wall laughs ... Mr. Busch has swum straight into the mainstream and stays comfortably afloat there." Busch is the author of such plays as Vampire Lesbians of Sodom -- one of the longest-running plays in Off-Broadway history -- and Psycho Beach Party, a cross between Gidget and Spellbound. After a successful Off-Broadway run at New York City's Manhattan Theater Club, Busch moves to Broadway with The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, a hilarious comedy about a self-absorbed Upper West Side doctor's wife whose life is devoted to mornings at the Whitney, afternoons at the Museum of Modern Art, and evenings at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Her world is shaken and transformed when a childhood friend makes an unexpected visit.
 

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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 December 1, 2007 by Grove Press. 416 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction
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