Drop Dead Perfect
by Erasmus Fenn

Productions (0)
  • Comedy
  • 80 - 90 minutes
  • 4 either (4 actors possible: 1-2 f, 2-4 m)
  • Set: Box set
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-68069-988-3

Drop Dead Perfect
by Erasmus Fenn

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Productions (0)
  • Comedy
  • 80 - 90 minutes
  • 4 either (4 actors possible: 1-2 f, 2-4 m)
  • Set: Box set

Idris Seabright is one deranged dame. A 1950s Florida gargoyle as rich as she is ruthless, Idris expects everyone in her life to be as obedient and unchanging as the subjects of her still-life paintings... and she'll do anything to keep them still. When a well-endowed Cuban ex-con claiming to be her nephew arrives at her estate just as her lovely young ward threatens to leave for New York, Idris finds her perfect calm in jeopardy. But Idris might be just as handy with a hatchet as she is with a paintbrush. The double entendres come a mile a minute in this campy take on classic melodrama.

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Idris Seabright is one deranged dame. A 1950s Florida gargoyle as rich as she is ruthless, Idris expects everyone in her life to be as obedient and unchanging as the subjects of her still-life paintings... and she'll do anything to keep them still. When a well-endowed Cuban ex-con claiming to be her nephew arrives at her estate just as her lovely young ward threatens to leave for New York, Idris finds her perfect calm in jeopardy. But Idris might be just as handy with a hatchet as she is with a paintbrush. The double entendres come a mile a minute in this campy take on classic melodrama.

  • Comedy
  • 80 - 90 minutes
  • 4 either (4 actors possible: 1-2 f, 2-4 m)
  • Set: Box set
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-68069-988-3

Published Reviews

"A comedy that's as light as a mojito and as sweet as a fresh slice of Key lime pie."

The Village Voice

"A madcap swirl . . . Whoever wrote Idris's line 'Did you boys ever play games as children?' has seen exactly the right number of 20th-century thrillers. And TV shows."

The New York Times (Critics' Pick)

"Delicious genre parody that wickedly rips from old Hollywood melodramas."

Advocate.com

"A camp-melodramatic romp . . . The plot's hotchpotch of Alfred Hitchcock, Southern Gothic, The Glass Menagerie, and I Love Lucy . . . aspires only to a silliness that it ably achieves."

Time Out New York (Critics' Pick)

"Drop Dead Perfect parodies pop culture from the '40s to the '60s with a keen eye and tongue-in-cheek naughtiness . . . delicious summer fare."

HuffPost Arts & Culture

"I really don't think there could have been anything that could have made this play better because it was ninety minutes of pure fun."

Manhattanwithatwist.com

"[An] often uproarious campfest . . . you might want to bone up on the history of I Love Lucy, re-read The Glass Menagerie, and check out a few great melodramas on TCM so you can savor every little reference in the clever script by one Erasmus Fenn."

Cititour.com

Awards (2)

New York Times Critics' Pick

Time Out New York Critics' Pick

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