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About The Third Story - Off Broadway

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A mother and son screenwriting team hunker down in Omaha after fleeing Commie-obsessed 1940’s Hollywood. A romantically-inclined but socially-inept princess makes a deal with an ancient witch. And tommy guns meet test tubes as a way-too-well-dressed first lady of the mob forms a desperate alliance with a cloning scientist whose experiments have had, um, less-than-consistent results. Gangster flicks, fairy tales, and B-movie sci-fi collide in this epic comic fable from the imagination of Charles Busch. Kathleen Turner, Tony Award-nominee for Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and star of Peggy Sue Got Married, Romancing the Stone, and Serial Mom, joins the cast of The Third Story. Charles Busch, a seminal figure of the downtown theater scene since his early years as a drag superstar in Vampire Lesbians of Sodom and Red Scare on Sunset, has recently achieved widespread acclaim as writer of the Tony-nominated hit The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife and star of the film Die, Mommie, Die!

New York Premiere by Charles Busch, with Charles Busch, Scott Parkinson, Sarah Rafferty, Jennifer Van Dyck, Jonathan Walker, and Kathleen Turner directed by Carl Andress.


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Lucille Lortel Theatre

121 Christopher Street
New York, NY

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