The Third Story

Charles Busch(Samuel French)

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3.43 out of 5


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Comedy / Characters: 4m, 2f / Unit set A faded screenwriter in the 1940's woos her troubled ex-writer son into collaborating on a screen play.

The gangster/sci fi B-movie in their imagination unfolds before us, involving a chic crime czarina, a beautiful but icy lady scientist and her failed and understandly bitter human cloning experiment.

A third story is the Russian fairy tale the screenwriter told her son as a child about a painfully shy princess who forges a diabolical pact with a terrifying but surprisingly vulnerable old witch.

The fairy tale inspires the movie which inspires the mother and son screenwriters to mend their fractured relationship.

"Plays-within-plays require such intricate tailoring.

So it's a pleasure to report that with The Third Story, the ever-captivating Charles Busch proves equally deft as both performer and seamstress."


"The main joy of The Third Story is that its foolery embodies something substantive...No wonder The Third Story feels like such an energizing event."

-Village Voice.


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