Written by Charles Busch

Directed by William Wilday

Produced by Saul Saladow

April 28 – May 20, 2012

Gidget Goes Berserk!  Charles Busch’s cult-classic takes an already silly genre - early 1960′s surf and beach blanket movies – and sends it to camp heaven by giving it a shotgun marriage with the Hitchcock psychological suspense thriller to create a fun, farcical send-up of many Hollywood genre flicks.   Young teen Chicklet wants to be a surfer, but in late 50’s Malibu that’s a male-only recreation.  Her ingenuous battle to gain acceptance with the surfer dudes is complicated by her tendency toward multiple personalities, and even more complications arise when a movie starlet flees the set of her latest movie to hide among the surfers.  Catch the wave of laughter.

About The Playright

CHARLES BUSCH is the author and star of such plays as The Divine SisterThe Lady in QuestionRed Scare on Sunset and Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, which ran five years and is one of the longest running plays in Off-Broadway history.  His play The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife ran for 777 performances on Broadway and won Mr. Busch the Outer Circle Critics John Gassner Award and received a Tony nomination for Best Play.   He wrote and starred in the film versions of his plays, Psycho Beach Party and Die Mommie Die, the latter of which won him the Best Performance Award at the Sundance Film Festival.  In 2003, Mr. Busch received a special Drama Desk Award for career achievement as both performer and playwright. He is also the subject of the documentary film “The Lady in Question is Charles Busch“.

 Please be advised:

Subject matter is not appropriate for children.

Audience Talk-Backs will immediately follow the performances on Sunday, May 6th,  and Friday, May 11th.

“SPECIAL MIDNIGHT Engagement at 11:59pm, on MAY 12th!!!                    Tickets only $10.00!!!!!

 SHOW CAST LIST:

Berdine – Emily Kottler
Bettina – Caitlin Emmons
Chicklet – Taylor D’Andrea
Kanaka – Tim Herzog
Marvel Ann – Nicole Marie White
Mrs. Forrest – Heidi Appe/Natalia Barzilai
Nicky – Arden Lasalle
Provoloney – Joe Colajezzi
Star Cat – Sergio Christofalo
Yo Yo – Issac Deakyne

REVIEWS

http://www.theatermania.com/los-angeles-theater/news/04-2012/cast-announced-for-santa-monica-production-of-psyc_54607.html

http://laist.com/2012/04/25/santa_monica_preps_for_psycho_beach_party.php

http://santamonica.patch.com/articles/morgan-wixson-theatre-stages-psycho-beach-party

http://laist.com/2012/05/09/psycho_beach_party_at_morgan-wixon.php

http://culturespotla.com/2012/05/psycho-beach-party-at-the-morgan-wixson-theatre/

PHOTOS

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