Turds in Hell

by  Bill Vehr, Charles Ludlam

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  10m, 5f

NOTICE: Please be advised, this title is from the Samuel French Vault and is made from a scan of an archived manuscript. We hope you’ll treasure this glimpse into theatre history.

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Orgone—the hunchback, pinhead, priapic sex maniac hero of this experimental epic—re-enacts the classic tale of the search for a lost parent, traversing the worlds of angels, saints, devils, gamblers, gypsies, monks, nuns, and whores before being reunited with his mother, Turzahnelle, having encountered such colorful characters as Carla, the Gypsy Wildcat, Baron Bubbles in the Bathtub, Turtle Woman, Saint Frigid, and Saint Obnoxious along the way. High comedy, low comedy, classical rhetoric, and sublime poetry mix to produce an idiosyncratic and hilarious view of contemporary sexual mores. A sublime and liberating theatrical experience for the daring and demanding.
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  • Cross gender casting
  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
  • Room for Extras




Bill Vehr

Bill Vehr

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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