By Charles Busch

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February 8 - February 24

8 PM Thursdays-Saturdays
Additional performance 2 PM Sunday, February 18.

In 1950s Hollywood, film star Mary Dale finds the Red Menace invading her Beverly Hills backyard. When she discovers her husband has been lured into the local Communist Party by way of a Method acting class and there is a left wing plot to abolish the star system, Mary wages a private war to save her husband, country, and billing over the title. The McCarthy era is turned on its head in this outlandish take on a serious subject.

This production is intended for MATURE AUDIENCES.


Mary Dale: Will Bonfiglio
Pat Pilford: Shannon Nara
Frank Taggart: Stephen Peirick
Marta Towers: Ariel Roukaerts
Mitchell Drake (et al.): Chris Ceradsky
RG Benson (et al.): Michael Baird
Malcolm Levine (et al.): Stephen Henley
Bertram Barker (et al.): Gerry Love

Directed by Gary F. Bell


Tower Grove Abbey
2336 Tennessee Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63104-1434


All tickets are non-refundable. Individual tickets are not exchangeable.  Any tickets that are not picked up by ten (10) minutes prior to curtain will be released to waiting customers.

Subscribers may exchange tickets up to 48 hours in advance of a performance. Missed subscriptions that are not addressed within 24 hours will not be able to be exchanged.

Box Office/Will Call opens 1 hour prior to performance. House opens half-hour prior to curtain.  Tower Grove Abbey is a “general seating” theatre.

Signed Interpretation and Visual Description Performances: Selected performances are interpreted for the deaf and hard of hearing by students from the Sign Language Studies program at Southwestern Illinois College. Fridays; February 9, 16 and 23, 2018. Selected performances are described for patrons with visual impairments by describers from MindsEye Radio: Sunday, February 18, 2018.