Psycho Beach Party
by Charles Busch
The Seventh Show of our 2016-17 Season
June 2 - 18, 2017
Directed by Keven Renken
The award-winning author of The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife gives “Gidget” beach party epics and Hitchcock psychological suspense thrillers a shotgun marriage! Chicklet Forrest, a teenage tomboy, desperately wants to be part of the surf crowd on Malibu Beach in 1962. One thing getting in her way is her unfortunate tendency towards split personalities. Among these are: a check out girl, a radio talk show hostess, a male model, and the accounting firm of Edelman and Edelman. Her most dangerous alter ego is a sexually voracious vixen with nothing less than world domination on her mind.
“A comic trash compactor of a play that takes an already silly genre - early 1960's surf and beach blanket movies - and sends it to camp heaven.” -The New York Times