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Grand Tarot, The - Full Length Play, Comedy

Grand Tarot, The

Charles Ludlam

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Full Length Play, Comedy

9m, 1f

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Description

Full Length Play

Comedy

The master of The Ridiculous essays mysticism and sublimity in a moving, unparalleled epic play, with characters based on the Tarot deck, including Death, the Fool, the Emperor, the Empress, the High Priestess, and the Hanged Man. Classical allusions, movie references, high and low comedy, and sublime poetry mingle in this experimental burlesque, with scenes originally designed to be played in a different order at each performance.
"Hyp-no-mystical-magical theater... fiendish and joyful... charged with cosmic comedy and theatrical energy." - The New York Times
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9m, 1f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Cross gender casting, Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Room for Extras

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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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