City Theatre Company Stages PSYCHO BEACH PARTY, Now thru 7/13
Sand. Sun. Surfboards. Boys. Bikinis. Beaches. It's a party! A "Psycho Beach Party!" And laughs. Don't forget the laughs. The City Theatre Company has plenty in their production of the Charles Busch high camp comedy playing today, June 27 through July 13 at City Theatre.
Surf's up as Psycho Beach Party hangs ten this summer! Playwright, actor, director, and drag queen legend Charles Busch mashes up Gidget beach party surfer films, Hitchcock suspense thrillers, and a little Mommie Dearest into an outrageously campy, gender-bending comedy. See. There's this girl, the sweet, nerdy Chicklet Forrest desperately wanting to be in the cool crowd on Malibu Beach, circa 1962. But even if Chicklet can't quite fit in, surely one of her several personalities will! Wait, what? When her most dangerous alter ego goes rogue, with nothing less than world domination on her mind, Chicklet and friends are in for some rough waters. Will Kanaka the Surf King accept her? Can Star Cat, Marvel Ann, and the rest rein her in? Grab your bongos and hit the beach with these hilarious kids looking for some naughty fun in the sun.
Join us for the Beach Party Party after the show each Friday night. Beachwear recommended!
Charles Busch is the author and star of such plays as The Divine Sister, Die Mommie Die, The Lady in Question, and Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, one of the longest running plays in Off-Broadway history. In 2000, his play The Tale of the Allergist's Wife won the Outer Circle Critics John Gassner Award and received a Tony nomination for Best Play. Many of his stage plays have also been made into successful movies including the film version of Psych Beach Party, starring Amy Adams, Lauren Ambrose and Thomas Gibson, which became a cult hit. In 2003, Mr. Busch received a special Drama Desk Award for career achievement as both performer and playwright.
The Psycho cast includes Ronnie Williams, Jordan Maranto, Kelly Sardinas, Abbey Benold, Katie Kohler, Kristal Tan, Dan Dalbot, Max Torrez, Gabriel Diehl, Austen Simian and Lucas Reilly. The production is directed by guest director Andrew Bosworth.
The City Theatre Company is an Austin-based, not-for-profit arts organization and is sponsored in part by the Austin Creative Alliance and the Austin Cultural Arts Division. Founded in 2006, the company has been recognized by the Austin Critics Table Awards, the B. Iden Payne Awards, the Central Texas Excellence in Theatre Awards, and has twice been voted "Best Theatre Company" by
Austin-American Statesman's Austin 360. CTC is dedicated in providing quality theatrical experiences and entertainment for Austin artists and its community.