Olive and the Bitter Herbs, the new Charles Busch comedy about a woman contacted from "beyond" and from the apartment next door, opens Aug. 16 at 59E59 Theaters. Marcia Jean Kurtz, Julie Halston and more star.
Kurtz stars as Olive, alongside Halston as Wendy with Dan Butler as Trey, David Garrison as Robert and Richard Masur as Sylvan.
According to Primary Stages, "Actress Olive Fisher sees a ghost in her mirror, but that's the least of her problems. Her radiator's broken, the couple next door stink up her apartment with exotic cheeses, and the highlight of her long career was a sausage commercial in the '80s. While she's not the most popular tenant, her neighbors invite themselves over and she finds herself hosting a Passover Seder. But are Olive's guests there to see her or the mysterious man in her mirror? Olive and the Bitter Herbs is a comedy about connecting to the people in our lives — those with us and those who have passed on."
Here's a look at the production:
Charles Busch's Olive and the Bitter Herbs, with Marcia Jean Kurtz, Julie Halston and More at Primary Stages