Tag: Mary's Attic

"L'Imitation of Life" (Hell in a Handbag Productions): Racy and Drag-alicious!

"L'Imitation of Life" (Hell in a Handbag Productions):  Racy and Drag-alicious!
Hell in a Handbag Productions presents L’IMITATION OF LIFE.  Lana Turner has just gotten away with murder.  Her daughter Suzie was acquitted of the stabbing death of Turner’s lover.  Now, the actress just wants a ‘normal life’ as defined by her as ‘becoming a legendary Broadway star’!  When Suzie befriends Sara Jane, a light-skinned Negro... Read more »

"Sexy Baby" (Hell in a Handbag): Crowning A Sleazement

"Sexy Baby" (Hell in a Handbag):  Crowning A Sleazement
#113.  I’m from a three generation tiara family.  I have one. My mom has one.  My niece has one.  Sparkly accessory perched on a head?!  We totally get it.  Who doesn’t want to be crowned the winner?  It doesn’t really matter if it’s awarded or self-appointed.  Nothing dazzles like jeweled headgear. Hell in a Handbag... Read more »

"Rudolph the Red-Hosed Reindeer" (Hell in a Handbag Productions): Cerda's *Naughty* Side of Xmas

Every year, I see a lot of *nice* holiday shows.  And maybe just one *naughty* one!  Hell in a Handbag Productions presents Rudolph the Red-Hosed Reindeer.  Playwright David Cerda takes the beloved children’s classic “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and slaps some ruffled red panties on it.  It’s a little familiar and a whole lot funny. ... Read more »
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Review "The Rip Nelson Halloween Spooktacular": A Tricky Treat

Hell in a Handbag Productions presents THE RIP NELSON HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULARAt Mary’s Attic, 5400 N. ClarkWritten by David CerdaDirected by Cheryl SnodgrassFridays and Saturdays at 7:30 Thru November 6th Added October 31st at 7:30Buy TicketsRunning Time:  Approximately sixty minutes with no intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh Wooga – Wooga!   It’s 1976!  Television programming is all... Read more »

Review "Lady X": The Cat's Meow!

Hell in a Handbag Productions presents   Lady X   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... Read more »

"Carpenter's Halloween" Theatre Review: A Real Treat!

Carpenter’s Halloween The Scooty & Jojo Show At Mary’s Attic Chicago, Illinois October 17, 2009 Light their way when the darkness surrounds them… The beginning narration of a story about a beast or a line from a 1970’s pop song? Carpenter’s Halloween re-imagines John Carpenter’s 1978 Halloween movie as a musical. The Scooty and Jojo Show... Read more »
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Rudolph the Red-Hosed Reindeer Review: Not Your Daddy's Rudolph!

Hell in a Handbag Productions presents: Rudolph the Red-Hosed Reindeer  Book and Lyrics by David CerdaMusic by David Cerda with Scott LambertyDirected by Derek CzaplewskiAt Mary’s Attic (5400 N. Clark Street) thru January 2nd (ticket info) A red panty-wearing reindeer, a boozy hag Mrs. Claus, and an elf with dental aspirations: two of these three... Read more »