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Secret Lives of the Sexists - Full Length Play, Comedy

Secret Lives of the Sexists

Charles Ludlam

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Full Length Play, Comedy

3m, 3f

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In this "farce of modern life" from the master of The Ridiculous, anthropologist Buddy Husband and his feminist wife, Nadine, are in the midst of a trial separation when Buddy discovers Nadine's long-lost mother - stripper Zena Grossfinger - and finances her beauty salon. Buddy's brothr Izzy is having troubles of his own with his wife, Fanny, which are only complicated by Fanny's misunderstanding of Buddy's relationship with Zena, who is concealing her identity until she feels worthy of presenting herself to her daughter. The plot is further complicated when Buddy discovers Nadine in flagrante delicto with Phil Landers, Zena's assistant. This Ridiculous tangle is only exacerbated when the three men get into drag to infiltrate a feminist rally staged by Women Against Stenography.
"Wicked, crazy laughs" - The New York Times"An all-out comic war on sexism of every stripe ... priceless." - WQXR"A joyous satire... dead on target... fast-paced and hilarious... leaves the audience begging for more." - Back Stage


3m, 3f


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Charles Ludlam

Charles Ludlam

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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