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Plays by Charles Busch

audio The Divine Sister

LA Theatre Works
Type: Audio

A crumbling convent school is on the verge of insolvency, when a young postulant begins to display strange heavenly powers. And when a dashing film executive arrives to buy the rights to her story, the Reverend Mother refuses to put profits over prayer. Playwright Charles Busch made his name with genre-skewering hits like Psycho Beach Party, Die Mommie Die, and The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, which L.A. Theatre Works recorded in 2007. This time around, we present Busch’s high-voltage spoof of religious melodramas, starring three of the principal players from its original 2010 Off-Broadway run.

An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring:

Emily Bergl as Agnes

Charles Busch as Mother Superior

Maxwell Caulfield as Jeremy/Brother Venerius

Alison Fraser as Sister Walburga/Mrs. MacDuffie

Julie Halston as Sister Acacius

Juliet Mills Mrs. Levinson/Timothy

Directed by Carl Andress. Recorded by L.A. Theatre Works before a live audience.

Featuring: Emily Bergl, Charles Busch, Maxwell Caulfield, Alison Fraser, Julie Halston, Juliet Mills

audio The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife

LA Theatre Works
Type: Audio

A raucous comedy from one of America's most outrageous playwrights! New York dilettante Marjorie Taub, a middle-aged doctor's wife, is hooked on culture - mornings at the Whitney, afternoons at MOMA, evenings at BAM. Plunged into a mid-life crisis of Medea-like proportions, she's shaken out of her lethargy by the reappearance of a fascinating childhood friend. The New York Times says, "The Allergist’s Wife earns its wall-to-wall laughs."

Includes an interview with playwright Charles Busch.

An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Amy Aquino, Estelle Harris, Richard Kind, Dileep Rao and Jobeth Williams.

Featuring: Amy Aquino, Estelle Harris, Richard Kind, Dileep Rao, Jobeth Williams

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. His play The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife won the Outer Circle Critics John Gassner Award 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. In 2003, Mr. Busch received a special Drama Desk Award for career achievement as both performer and playwright.