Norma Doesmen, with Tommy Femia, to Play Off-Broadway's Abingdon Theatre

News   Norma Doesmen, with Tommy Femia, to Play Off-Broadway's Abingdon Theatre Norma Doesmen, a parody of "Sunset Boulevard," will begin previews March 4 at Off-Broadway's Abingdon Theatre with an official opening scheduled for March 8.

Written and directed by Stephen Stahl, the comedy will star actor-performer-impersonator Tommy Femia as Norma. The cast will also feature Bryan R. Caine, Christina Giordano and Ken Shepard.

"Set in a run-down chateau of an alcazar on Sunset Boulevard," Norma Doesmen, according to press notes, "follows the story an unemployed script-writer 'Joe Dillis' who finds himself on the run from the re-po men and dives into the lap of a reclusive, silent-screen movie star 'Norma Doesmen.' Waiting for her return to filmdom, Norma finds her prey in Dillis, who is manipulated and seduced by this insane, over sexed, psychotically disordered fallen legend. Along with her totally schizophrenic servant 'Max' and Joe's devoted narcoleptic girlfriend, 'Betty ShaveHer,' the comedy ensues as Joe accidentally crosses her path and she sees in him an opportunity to make her comeback to the big screen."

The production will have scenery designed by Raffaele Castaldo, costumes designed by Lara Dawn de Bruijn, lighting by Ryan O'Gara and sound by Charles Jarboe.

Lyons Productions produces. Performances will continue through March 28. Show times are Tuesday-Saturday at 8 PM with matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 3 PM.

Abingdon Theatre is located at 312 W. 36th Street. For more information and to purchase tickets, priced $45, call (212) 868-4444 or visit www.smarttix.com.

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