The 8 PM evening will also boast a moderated discussion with the author and star of the film, Charles Busch. The one-night-only event has no cover charge, although the Duplex does require a two-drink minimum. Charles Busch plays reclusive singing star Angela Arden in the film comedy "Die, Mommie Die!" Arden, according to press notes, "is not only haunted by a secret, she's treated like dirt by her louse of a husband (Phillip Baker Hall), her snoopy maid (Francis Conroy), and her petulant daughter (Natasha Lyonne). Only her mentally defective son (Stark Sands) and a well-endowed gigolo (Jason Priestley) treat her with love and affection." Busch won the Best Performance Award at the Sundance Film Festival for his work in "Die!"
Busch is both a celebrated playwright and performer. His play The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, which began life at the Manhattan Theatre Club, later transferred to Broadway and was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play. He wrote the book for the Broadway mounting of Taboo, and he also penned the screenplays for and starred in the films "Die, Mommie, Die" and "Psycho Beach Party." Busch's Vampire Lesbians of Sodom was also recently presented at the Music Box Theatre as a benefit for The Actors' Fund of America.
The Duplex Cabaret Theatre is located at 61 Christopher Street. For reservations, call (212) 255-5438.