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Full Length Play, Comedy
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Minimum Fee: $75 per performance
Full Length Play
Period, Parody / Spoof
Time Period - 1930s, 1920s
Settings Of Play - In the library drawing room of "Mandacrest," the Hillcrest estate near Hampstead Heath, between the wars, and various places in Egypt.
Unit Set/Multiple Settings
Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre
"Far and away the funniest two hours on a New York stage... What more meaningful gift could Ludlam bequeath [audiences] than to leave them eternally laughing. " - The New York Times
"A really good laugh... The story has to be seen to be believed." -The New York Post
"Lunatic fun that keeps you in stitches." -The New York Daily News
"A true vaudeville tour de farce... It's wonderful." -Time "A hearty mixture of thrills, laughter and extravagant showmanship." -The Village Voice
All roles are portrayed by two performers.
Charles Ludlam (1943-1987) grew up in Queens, New York, just a few subway stops from Greenwich Village, and the heart of Gay America. At twenty-four, he founded the Ridiculous Theatrical Company, where he wrote, directed and performed in almost every production for the next two decades, often with Everett Quinton, his life partner and muse, by his side. Renowned for drag, high comedy, melodrama, ... view full profile
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