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. Thank you Charles Busch for treating me to your wonderful style and time tripping to the 20s for Vampire Lesbians in Sodom the 1940s for The Lady in Question great Joan Crawford look, by the way and the 1950s for Red Scare on Sunset, which was my favorite Now,
Absolutely wonderful and completely hilarious. Shows the wonderful range and wit of Busch, from the early work Vampire Lesbians of Sodom to the award nominated Broadway show The Allergist s Wife Lots of laughs, references to the glam gals of stage and screen and double entrendres Great writing and entertainment. It seems odd to say so, however I feel like my life is richer for having read this collection of plays My favorite is Red Scare on Sunset with The Tale of the Allergist s Wife coming in a close second I saw a production of The Tale of the Allergist s Wife almost 10 years ago, that led
I ran sound for a production of Psycho Beach Party once, and even though it was one of the worst experiences of my life, the play itself is absolutely killer I recommend that you see Busch s plays before you just sit down and read them They can seem rather d
I only read The Tale of the Allergist s wife and not the other plays I was thinking of auditioning forthis play in a local community theater, but after reading it decided not to. LOVE these crazy plays. I have read the plays in this volume a million times Busch s work feeds my soul as an aspiring playwright and novelist and speaks to my art as an actress note to self I only read Allergist s Wife I love Charles Busch and this collection of plays is a real treat.
- 416 pages
- The Tale of the Allergists Wife and Other Plays
- Charles Busch
- 13 August 2018 Charles Busch