The ever-inventive New Orleans theater troupe Running With Scissors has a hilarious new wrinkle in self-promotion -- a trailer for its latest production, the camp melodrama Die! Mommy! Die!. That's right: a trailer, just like all those pro-fessional TV commercials for the big touring musicals that used to come to the Saenger. Enjoy:
DIE! MOMMY! DIE! tells the story of Angela Arden (Brian Peterson), a fading songbird and eternal glamourpuss married to has-been movie producer Sol Sussman (Bob Edes, Jr.). Between her loveless relationship, her spiteful daughter, Edith (Dorian Rush), her precocious, addled son, Lance (Dwayne Sepcich), and her bitter, bible-quoting housekeeper, Bootsie (Jack Long), Angela is at her wits end. But just in the nick of time, Angela finds loveor lust!in the arms of hunky tennis pro Tony Parker (Leon Contavesprie). Will they achieve their dream of starting new lives together? Or will Edith and Lance send Angela on a different kind of trip? And is no one immune to the seductive effects of Tony and his big rumor? Join us at Le Chat Noir to find out!