Director Lynne Meadow and playwright Charles Busch celebrate the opening of his Tale of the Allergist's Wife Feb. 29 at the Manhattan Theatre Club Stage II. Busch is the popular drag performer and playwright whose work includes Psycho Beach Party, Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, The Green Heart and Die! Mommy! Die!. Meadows, artistic director for MTC, recently directed the company's Captains Courageous.
Linda Lavin, Michele Lee and Tony Roberts star in Allergist's Wife, a comedy about a wealthy Upper West Sider, a distracted husband, a cranky old mother and the arrival of a familiar face. Or, as the official description reads, it's a play in which "mid-life malaise becomes a good excuse for sexual and psychological liberation instigated by a strangely familiar visitor."