Ex-cabaret siren Angela Arden is no longer in love with her husband, and is disconnected from her children. In an attempt to escape her marriage to be with her hunky layabout, she poisons her husband. When she begins to suspect that her daughter and gay son are also sleeping with her paramour — they in turn begin to suspect their mother had a role in their father’s death.
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. 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.
Presenter / Producer: Desert Rose Productions Inc.
Theater > Theatrical Comedy
Event Phone: 760-202-3000
Desert Rose Playhouse
69620 Highway 111
Rancho Mirage CA 92270
Palm Springs / Coachella Valley
Performance Dates: 10/4/2019 - 10/27/2019
8:00 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays
2:00 p.m. Sundays
Tickets available on our website: www.desertroseplayhouse.org or by calling the Box Office (760) 202-3000
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