The Third Story

Charles Busch(Samuel French)

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Synopsis

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."

-Theatermania.

"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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