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The Confession of Lily Dare

May 14 - Jun 13, 2021

By Charles Busch

Regional Premiere

Convent girl. Cabaret star. Infamous madame. Call her what you want, but she’s determinedly devoted to the child she was forced to abandon. Set in the seedy underbelly of the Barbary Coast, this play from the brilliant comedic mind of Charles Busch follows one woman’s road to hell - paved with good intentions.


By Charles Busch




“A brightly fruity cocktail of wisecracks, hard knocks and cheap sentiment” - TimeOut


“...plenty of hilarity on display” - The Hollywood Reporter


“...the script is a Godiva-chocolates-boxful of clever lines” - New York Stage Review


“ heaven” - The New York Times

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Charles Busch is the author and star of such plays as The Divine Sister, The Lady in Question, Red Scare on Sunset and Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, one of the longest-running plays in the history of off-Broadway. His play The Tale of the Allergist's Wife ran for 777 performances on Broadway, won the Outer Critics Circle's John L. Gassner Award for playwriting and received a Tony nomination for Best Play. He wrote and starred in the film versions of his plays Psycho Beach Party and Die, Mommie, Die!, the latter of which won him the Best Performance Award at the Sundance Film Festival. He is the author of the autobiographical novel Whores of Lost Atlantis. In 2003, Busch received a special Drama Desk Award for career achievement as both performer and playwright and was given a star on the Playwrights' Sidewalk outside the Lucille Lortel Theatre. He is also the subject of the acclaimed documentary film The Lady in Question Is Charles Busch.
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