"You have to champion the ingenuity of Busch's writing which twirls twist upon twist and spins into comedy heaven." - Newsday
"Mr. Busch is a first-class satirist and farceur and Red Scare on Sunset is definitely Busch at his best." - The New Yorker
- Strong Language
- Mild Adult Themes
- Minimum Fee: $100 per performance
- Time Period: 1950s
- Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
- Setting: Hollywood, CA, 1951
- Additional Features: Physical Comedy, Stage Combat
- Features / Contains: Period Costumes
- Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
- Cross gender casting
- Drag performance
- Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
There was much doubling of roles. The central role of Mary Dale was performed by the author, Charles Busch, in drag, but that is not necessary.
Red Scare on Sunset originally opened at The WPA Theatre in March, 1991 (Kyle Renick, Artistic Director). It subsequently opened at the Lucille Lortel Theatre in June, 1991. It was directed by Kenneth Elliott.