|Hell in a Handbag Productions presents|
|Written by David Cerda
Directed by Derek Czaplewski
at Mary’s Attic, 5400 N. Clark (map)
through June 19th | tickets: $15-$20 | more info
reviewed by Katy Walsh
‘These are laugh lines.’ ‘Must have been one hell of a joke!’ Hell in a Handbag Productions presents Lady X, a world premiere spoof on melodrama films from the 1930’s and 40’s. It’s like this, sister! A bunch of dames are hoofers looking for a pushover to be the darb for a swill of gin or a night of whoopee. The new big cheese is a woman. And she is one tough broad sizing up their gams to turn the joint into the cat’s meow. But see, this hard boiled doll ain’t on the level and is giving everybody the heebie-jeebies. A stoolie gets bumped off. A tough cookie pinched. A flim-flam floozy takes it on the kisser. Horsefeathers! Lady X celebrates the zinger genre with a campy salute to Bette Davis’ lines.
Check out the rest of the review at Chicago Theater Blog.