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Busch Fest

The name says it all.

Mary's Attic
5400 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640 Map This Place!Map it
Tickets: or (800) 838-3006

Charles Busch


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Runs January 23, 2010-February 19, 2010

Friday7:30 p.m.
Saturday7:30 p.m

Show Details

Four early plays by a drag legend take over Mary's Attic. Program A includes Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, one of the longest running plays in Off-Broadway history, is the saga of two fatally seductive vampiresses whose paths first collide in ancient Sodom. Their bitter rivalry as bloodsuckers but more importantly, as actresses, endures for two thousand years with stops along the way in 1920s silent movie Hollywood and contemporary Las Vegas. Also included in program A is Sleeping Beauty or Coma. Set in the swinging mod London of the 1960's, this modern fairytale tells the story of Sebastian Lore, a flamboyant megalomaniacal fashion designer who discovers a mod temp receptionist, Enid Wetwhistle, and tries to turn her into a high fashion model. She rebels and finds refuge with a wacky fairy godmother of a struggling fashion designer, and her photographer boyfriend. Program B features Theodora She-Bitch of Byzantium in which Empress Theodora, a former circus performer, is trapped in a loveless marriage to the perverse Emperor Justinian. Masquerading as a boy, she seeks a love potion from a gypsy camp where she meets Andreas, a handsome revolutionary who is plotting to kill her husband. Also featured in Program B is Pardon My Inquisition or Kiss The Blood Off My Castanets, an outrageous comic melodrama set in Spain during the terrifying days of the Inquisition. Maria Garbonza, a wild spitfire of a prostitute, is madly in love with the soldier of fortune, Don Arturo. Unfortunately, he is engaged in an illicit affair with a married noblewoman that looks remarkably familiar. Maria’s exacts a wicked act of revenge before she has a religious epiphany in this plot twisted out of A Tale of Two Cities.

PROGRAM A performance dates: OPENING - Saturday, January 23 Friday, January 29 Saturday, February 6 Friday, February 12 Saturday, February 20 PROGRAM B performance dates: OPENING - Friday, January 22 Saturday, January 30 Friday, February 5 Saturday, February 13 Friday, February 19

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