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Comic Melodrama: ‘Die Mommie Die’ Comes to Empire Stage

Peter Gordon as Sol & Ed Sparan as Angela (Photography by: Chris Chavez)

Die Mommie Die is a comic melodrama that evokes the 1960’s “grande guignol” films that featured aging stars such as Bette Davis, Joan Crawford and Lana Turner. Ex-pop singer, Angela Andrews, is trapped in a hateful marriage with film producer Sol Sussman.

PLOT – Desperate to find happiness with her younger lover, an out of work TV actor, Tony Parker, Angela murders her husband with the aid of a poisoned suppository. In a plot that reflects Greek tragedy as well as Hollywood kitsch, Angela’s Elektra-like daughter, Edith, convinces Angela’s emotionally disturbed son, Lance, that they must avenge their father’s death by killing their mother. Lance, demanding proof of Angela’s crime, slips some LSD into her after-dinner coffee. Angela is plunged into a wild acid trip that reveals that not only did she kill the children’s father but also their mother, for she isn’t their mother at all but rather their Aunt Barbara. A surprising twist ending has all of the Sussman family’s dirty laundry aired out for once and for all. Angela or rather Aunt Barbara realizes that happiness cannot be built upon a foundation of lies and turns herself in to the police

The part of Angela Arden will be played by the fabulous “Amanda Reconwith” making her South Florida debut and features a talented cast starring Peter Gordon, Harry Redlich, Laura Finley, Tyler Kane and Lory Reyes.

This Off Broadway Smash Hit Comedy Thriller is by the one and only Charles Busch, and will make its South Florida Debut at The Empire Stage (1140 N. Flagler Dr. Fort Lauderdale) from Sept. 13-30. Performances will be Thurs, Fri. and Sat. at 8 pm and Sun at 5pm. Tickets are $30.

For tickets go to Eventbrite.com.

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