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Die Mommie Die!



Charles Busch as Angela ArdenPhoto courtesy of Charles Busch
Charles Busch as Angela Arden
Photo courtesy of Charles Busch
Die Mommie Die!: By Charles Busch
UNITED STATES
NEW YORK  •  New World Stages  •  Ongoing
 

Die Mommie Die!
By Charles Busch
Carl Andress, director

This comic melodrama evokes the 1960's movie thrillers that featured such aging cinematic icons as Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Lana Turner and Susan Hayward. Faded pop singer, Angela Arden is trapped in a corrosive marriage to film producer, Sol Sussman. In her attempt to find happiness with her younger lover, an out of work TV star, Angela murders her husband with the aid of a poisoned suppository. In a plot that reflects both Greek tragedy as well as Hollywood folklore, Angela's resentful daughter, Edith convinces Angela's emotionally disturbed son, Lance to avenge their father's death by killing their mother. Lance, demanding proof of Angela's crime, slips some LSD into her after-dinner coffee, triggering a wild acid trip that exposes all of Angela's dark secrets. 

Cast: 

Charles Busch in drag stars as fallen diva Angela Arden
Bob Ari (The Constant Wife) as Sol Sussman, the tyrannical husband
Chris Hoch (Spamalot) as Tony Parker, the lover
Ashley Morris as Edith, daddy's little girl
Kristine Nielsen (Our Leading Lady) as Bootsie Carp, the Bible-spouting live-in domestic
Van Hansis (As the World Turns) as Lance, the emotionally disturbed gay son.

 



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