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Ridiculous Theatrical Company

Vamping and Camping in the Grandest Style

George Heymont | Posted 10.22.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

One of the great polymaths lost to the AIDS epidemic was playwright, director, cinephile, opera queen, filmmaker and actor Charles Ludlam. In 1967 (at the age of 24) he founded the Ridiculous Theatrical Company and, for two decades worked as its artistic director, scenic designer, resident playwright, and star, performing in a tiny basement theatre at One Sheridan Square.

'Drop Dead Perfect' Is the Perfect Twisted Homage To Classic Film and Television

Tim Ranney | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Tim Ranney

"You have to have a point of truth -- an emotional center. Without it won't work and it's just over the top nonsense. It has to be broad, over the top and real. It's high style comedy. A lot of people try to do it but they don't quite get there."

First Nighter: Sturges' Strictly Dishonorable, Quinton in Drop Dead Perfect

David Finkle | Posted 09.27.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Before he began writing as well as directing his celebrated movies, Preston Sturges uncorked Strictly Dishonorable, a hit Broadway show. It was such a click that although it opened a little more than a month before the October 1929 stock market crash, it ran until January 1931.

Mark Rylance's Richard III

Francis Levy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Francis Levy

Mark Rylance is out to make his mark as one of the greats, a Kean, a Garrick, a Booth, but he is also trying to be something more. He is both acting a...