Full Length Play
Parody / Spoof
120 minutes (2 hours)
Time Period - 1940s / WWII
Settings Of Play - The Bavarian Alps, 1940
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Unit Set/Multiple Settings
Gun Shots, Strong Language, Smoking
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
A free wheeling satire of patriotic 1940’s thrillers such as Notorious and Escape, The Lady in Question tells the suspenseful tale of Gertrude Garnet, the most glamorous concert pianist on the international stage. On tour in 1940 Bavaria, her colossal self-absorption is challenged when a handsome American professor engages her aid in rescuing his mother from a Nazi prison.
"Bewitchingly entertaining. I couldn't have had a better time.- New York Post
"The Lady in Question has every lovable old cliché from 1940’s movie history, sent up with the flamboyance of a Fourth of July rocket." - USA Today
"The Lady in Question is hilarious company." - The New York Times
"Busch keeps the multi-layered joke afloat with extensive good humor, skill and wicked comic daring." - The Village Voice
Originally produced by the WPA Theatre (Kyle Renick, Artistic Director), New York City, 1988.The Lady in Question then opened Off-Broadway at the Orpheum Theatre in New York City on July 25, 1989. It was directed by Kenneth Elliott.