The Third Story

Written by and Starring

 Charles Busch


The Third Story, Written by and Starring Charles Busch at The Lucille Lortel Theatre, New York City, NY

The Third Story had it's World Premiere at La Jolla Playhouse in September, 2008.

CAST: Charles Busch, Rebecca Lawrence, Scott Parkinson, Mary Beth Peil, Jonathan Walker, Jennifer Van Dyck.

CREDITS:  Directed by Carl Andress, original music: Lewis Flinn, scenic design: David Gallo, costume design: Gregory Gale, lighting design: Christopher Akerlind, sound design: Walter Trarbach, wig design: Tom Watson.


The New York premiere of The Third Story was produced by MCC Theater  at The Lucille Lortel Theatre in January, 2009. 

 

CAST: Charles Busch, Scott Parkinson, Sarah Rafferty, Kathleen Turner, Jonathan Walker, Jennifer Van Dyck.

CREDITS:  Directed by Carl Andress, original music: Lewis Flinn, scenic design: David Gallo, costume design: Gregory Gale, lighting design: David Weiner, sound design: Chris Luessmann, wig design: Tom Watson.

"Brightly enacted by the entire cast, Mr. Busch and company explore and explode all sorts of vintage cinema clichés, an activity at which Mr. Busch is without peer...Kathleen Turner is ever commanding...Jonathan Walker is perfectly pitched...Scott Parkinson in gloriously repellent...Sarah Rafferty is a screwball charmer...Jennifer Van Dyck turns an expertly written speech into a satirical pièce de résistance."
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Ben Brantley, New York Times

"Ingenious! Laugh-packed!  The Third Story proves a treat and throbs with heart as well!"
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Hartford Courant

"Plays-within-plays require such intricate tailoring.  So it's a pleasure to report that with The Third Story, the ever-captivating Charles Busch proves equally deft as both performer and seamstress."
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Theatermania

"Charles Busch says more with a curled lip than many plays say in a whole evening of talk."
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Newsday

"The main joy of The Third Story is that its foolery embodies something substantive...No wonder The Third Story feels like such an energizing event."
 -
Village Voice  

To read the complete Village Voice review, click here

 

The Third Story by Charles Busch - (l to r) Rebecca Lawrence, Charles Busch
(l to r) Sarah Rafferty,
Charles Busch
The Third Story by Charles Busch - Charles Busch as Queenie Bartlett
Charles Busch as Queenie Bartlett

photos by Joan Marcus

The Third Story by Charles Busch - (l to r) Rebecca Lawrence, Charles Busch
(l to r) Sarah Rafferty,
Charles Busch
   
The Third Story by Charles Busch - (l to r) Charles Busch, Jonathan Walker, Kathleen Turner
(l to r) Charles Busch, Jonathan Walker, Kathleen Turner
The Third Story by Charles Busch - (l to r) Kathleen Turner, Jonathan Walker
(l to r) Kathleen Turner,
Jonathan Walker

 

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