Farce, Fantasy, Parody / Spoof
60 minutes (1 hour)
Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day, 1920s, Greek; Roman & Biblical
Settings Of Play - A cave in Sodom in the days of old.
La Condessa's mansion in Hollywood in 1920.
A rehearsal hall in Las Vegas, present day.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
No intermission, Physical Comedy
Unit Set/Multiple Settings, Bare Stage/Simple Set
Fantasy Costumes, Period Costumes
Strong Language, Mild Adult Themes
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
One of the longest running plays in Off Broadway history, Vampire Lesbians of Sodom
tells the saga of two fatally seductive vampiresses whose paths first collide in ancient Sodom. Their bitter rivalry as bloodsuckers, but more importantly as actresses, endures for two thousand years, with stops in 1920s silent movie Hollywood and contemporary Las Vegas. Published along with its companion piece Sleeping Beauty or Coma
, the classic fairy tale retold in the sixties mod London fashion world.
"Nothing escapes the demolition by laughter […] The audience laughs at the first line and goes right on laughing at every line to the end, and even at some of the silences. That’s no mean achievement. ” The New York Times
"Costumes flashier than pinball machines, outrageous lines, awful puns, sinister innocence, harmless depravity - it's all here. One can imagine a cult forming." - The New York Times
"Bizarre and wonderful [...] If you think Boy George is a gender-bender, well, like Jolson said, you ain't seen nothing yet! Forget your genders, come on, get happy." - Broadway Magazine
First performed at the Limbo Lounge in New York City's East Village in 1984, where it became so popular it moved to Off-Broadway in the June of 1985, running for five years at the Provincetown Playhouse, New York City. It was directed by Kenneth Elliott and Gerald A. Davis.