Camille (Ludlam)

by  Charles Ludlam

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  7m, 5f

"Oddly touching...one of the most hilarious evenings in New York...worth savoring!" - The New York Times

"Enchanting." - Vogue

"Outrageous." - Newhouse Syndicated

"Very ridiculous, very theatrical, a…

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Camille (Ludlam)

by  Charles Ludlam

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    7m, 5f

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The landmark Ridiculous Theatre Company production of the classic 19th century melodrama! Tubercular courtesan Marguerite Gautier abjures her rich lover, Baron De Varville, and sells all her jewels and furnishings to live in the counry with her true love, poor young Armand Duval. Her heart is broken when he agrees to his father's request to abandon him, and returning to her unhealthful life in Paris, she declines rapidly, but is reunited with Armand in a deathbed scene that provokes both laughter and tears. Originally performed with Charles Ludlam in the title role.
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Reviews

"Oddly touching...one of the most hilarious evenings in New York...worth savoring!" - The New York Times "Enchanting." - Vogue "Outrageous." - Newhouse Syndicated "Very ridiculous, very theatrical, and very funny!" - Cue

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7m, 5f
The landmark Ridiculous Theatre Company production of the classic 19th century melodrama! Tubercular courtesan Marguerite Gautier abjures her rich lover, Baron De Varville, and sells all her jewels and furnishings to live in the counry with her true love, poor young Armand Duval. Her heart is broken when he agrees to his father's request to abandon him, and returning to her unhealthful life in Paris, she declines rapidly, but is reunited with Armand in a deathbed scene that provokes both laughter and tears. Originally performed with Charles Ludlam in the title role.
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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 Ever ...

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