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Red Scare on Sunset

Sept 21 - Oct 21, 2018

By Charles Busch

San Francisco Premiere

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It’s 1950’s Hollywood and the Cold War is about to come knocking on silver-screen star Mary Dale’s palatial front door: her husband’s Method acting class is a front for the Communist party and threatens to destroy everything she holds dear. Mary must rally to defend her marriage, Hollywood and the American way in this outrageously funny and ironically timely parody from Charles Busch, the master of camp. 


By Charles Busch
Directed by Allen Sawyer




"...Outrageous plot twists, chicanery and a finale that careens over the top” - LA Weekly

“Seduces with the shameless allure of an old movie trailer” - New York Newsday

“No one spoofs classic Hollywood movie genres better than Charles Busch” - Stage Scene LA




Charles Busch is the author of Psycho Beach Party, The Divine Sister, Die Mommie, Die! (Regional Premiere at NCTC) and Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, which became one of the longest running plays Off-Broadway. His play The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, won the Outer Critics Circle John L. Gassner Award for playwriting, as well as a Tony Award nomination for Best Play. In 2003, he received a Drama Desk Award for career achievement as a performer and playwright.



Season Producers: Lowell Kimble, Ted Tucker
Executive Producers: Jorge R. Hernández & Ron Jenkins
Producers: Bennet Marks & Kim Harris, Richard Meiss & Peter Rudy
Graphic Design by Klinger Creative

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