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The Confession of Lily Dare

May 12 - Jun 11, 2023

By Charles Busch

Regional Premiere

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 hell - paved with good intentions.
By Charles Busch (he/him)
Regional Premiere
May 12 - Jun 11, 2021
Performed in the Decker Theatre
 
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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.

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 hell - paved with good intentions.


By Charles Busch (he/him)

Regional Premiere

May 12 - Jun 11, 2023

Performed in the Decker Theatre 

 

Subscribe today for the best prices and perks!

 

REVIEWS

“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.

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