What: “Vampire Lesbians of Sodom” at GCC
When: Thursday-Saturday, October 16-18, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday Matinee, October 19, 2014, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Genesee Community College
Genesee Center for the Arts / Stuart Steiner Theatre
One College Road, Batavia, NY 14020
Background: Get ready to laugh as the Forum Players Theatre Ensemble at Genesee Community College presents the satirical comedy, “Vampire Lesbians of Sodom.” The show opens Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in the Stuart Steiner Theatre on the GCC Batavia Campus. Additional performances are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, October 17-18, 2014 and Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 2 p.m. Due to mature themes, no one under 16 will be admitted.
The camp classic, written in the 1980s by drag legend Charles Busch, ran for five years Off-Broadway, one of the longest running shows in history.
It chronicles the rivalry and friendship of feuding female vampires The Succubus/la Condesa (played by T. Heard of Fillmore, NY) and The Virgin/Madeline, a role shared by Sania Hyatt of Yonkers, NY and Samantha Marchisin of Alexander, NY. Their paths first collide in ancient Sodom and the play follows their adventures through eras from 1920s Hollywood to contemporary Las Vegas. The New York Times wrote “[The show] accomplishes exactly what [Mr. Busch] wants it to – the audience laughs at the first line and goes right on laughing at every line to the end, and even at some of the silences.”
Other members of the “Vampire” cast include (all from New York State): Maria Albanese, Kendall (Virgin Dancer); Blake Carter, Batavia (Dancer); Joseph Ciranni, Dansville (PJ); Christian Hoffman, Hilton (Etienne/Danny); William Rupp, Batavia (Hujar/Oatsie/Salazar); Shelby Waterman, Bergen (Virgin Dancer); Kayli Wilson, Canastota (Renee/Tracy/Virgin Dancer); David Wysocki, Hamburg (Ali/King Carlisle/Zack).
Tickets to “Vampire Lesbians of Sodom” are $8 for adults; $5 for seniors age 55+, students, and GCC faculty and staff; $3 for GCC students. GCC alumni who show their ID receive a $2 discount. Call the box office for tickets at (585) 345-6814 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The box office will be open one hour prior to performances for same day ticket sales.
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