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Hell in a Handbag's CHRISTMAS DEAREST Begins 11/28

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Everybody's favorite holiday bitch is back and she's meaner then ever in the return of CHRISTMAS DEAREST, Hell in a Handbag Productions' Joan Crawford-infused parody of A Christmas Carol by David Cerda, directed by Steve Love. CHRISTMAS DEAREST will play November 28, 2015 - January 2, 2016 at Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood. Tickets are available at www.handbagproductions.org. The press opening is Friday, December 4 at 7:30 pm.

David Cerda returns as Joan Crawford with co-star Ed Jones as Carol Ann Crachit, Joan's trusted maid and confidante. The cast also includes: Frankie Leo Bennett, Chazie Bly, Kristopher Bottrall, Alexa Castelvecchi, Grant Drager, Rachel Hadlock, Chad Ingold, Shiv Mann, Christina Parent, Jamie Smith and Robert Williams with Caitlin Jackson as Bette Davis.

'Twas the night before Christmas and MGM's biggest star, Miss Joan Crawford, is filming the title role in "Oh Mary," a splashy new musical biography about The Virgin Mary, Mother of God. Poor Joan needs a drink. And a REWRITE! Jesus has all the best lines, the costumes aren't sexy at all, and the guy playing Joseph is a big clumsy oaf! If they will just do it Joan's way maybe she can salvage the picture. Join Handbag as Joan visits her shady past, her appalling present and her eye-popping future - in a tale of glamorous redemption set to music.


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