Charles Busch - The Lady in Question - Bay Street Theatre 2007The Lady In Question
(The Revival)

Bay Street Theatre, Sag Harbor, NY

A free wheeling satire of patriotic 1940’s thrillers such as “Notorious” and “Escape”, “The Lady in Question” tells the suspenseful tale of Gertrude Garnet, the most glamorous concert pianist on the international stage. On tour in 1940 Bavaria, her colossal self-absorption is challenged when a handsome American professor engages her aid in rescuing his mother from a Nazi prison.

Charles Busch as Gertrude Garnet in The Lady in QuestionOriginally produced by the WPA  Theatre (Kyle Renick, Artistic Director), New York City, 1988, The Lady in Question opened Off-Broadway at the Orpheum Theatre in New York City on July 25, 1989.

Bay Street Theatre's production opened on August 18, 2007


 

Julie Halston and Charles Busch in The Lady in Question
Julie Halston, Charles Busch

 

CREDITS

Written by Charles Busch, directed by Christopher Ashley, set design by Derek McLane, costumes by Dona Granata, wigs by Katherine Carr, lighting by Philip Rosenberg, sound design by Tony Smolenski and Walter Trarbach production stage manager Chris Clark

CAST

Larry Keith (Professor Mittelhoffer and Dr. Maximilian), Ana Reeder (Heidi Mittelhoffer), Barret Foa (Karel Freiser), Perry Ojeada (Professor Erik Maxwell), Matt McGrath (Hugo Hoffman and Lotte Von Elsner), Richard Kind (Baron Wilhelm Von Elsner), Charles Busch (Gertrude Garnet), Julie Halston (Kitty, The Countess de Borgia), Candace Buckley (Augusta Von Elsner and Raina Aldric)

photos by David Rodgers

Richard Kind and Charles Busch in The Lady in Question
Richard Kind, Charles Busch

Richard Kind, Ana Reeder, Charles Busch, Barret Foa in The Lady in Question
(l to r) Richard Kind, Ana Reeder,
Charles Busch, Barret Foa

Perry Ojeada and Matt McGrath in The Lady in Question by Charles Busch
(l to r) Perry Ojeada, Matt McGrath

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Charles Busch and Julie Halston as The Lady in Question
Julie Halston, Charles Busch

Richard Kind and Charles Busch in The Lady in Question
Richard Kind, Charles Busch

Richard Kind, Charles Busch and Candace Buckley in The Lady in Question
Richard Kind, Charles Busch
Candace Buckley (on stairs)

 

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