The Confession of Lily Dare
May 12 - Jun 11, 2023
By Charles Busch
Lily Dare. 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 ruin - paved with good intentions.
By Charles Busch (pronouns: he/him)
Directed by Allen Sawyer (pronouns: he/him)
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“Plenty of hilarity on display” - Hollywood Reporter
“Camp heaven” - The New York Times
“The script is a Godiva-chocolates-boxful of clever lines” - New York Stage Review
“A brightly fruity cocktail of wisecracks, hard knocks and cheap sentiment” - TimeOut
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT
Charles Busch is the author and star of such plays and films as The Divine Sister, The Lady in Question, Red Scare on Sunset, Psycho Beach Party, Die, Mommie, Die!, 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. 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.