Charles Busch, the genius behind camp masterpieces like Psycho Beach Party and The Divine Sister (as well as one tough dame with a gorgeous set of gams), is taking on the role of lifetime ; he’ll be playing the indomitable screen legend Katharine Hepburn in a one-night-only staged reading of Matthew Lombardo‘s one “woman” show Tea at Five. If that combo (and the image to the left) aren’t enough to get you to buy tickets right now, I don’t know what will. Busch is a master of Hollywood stylization, balancing humor and heart on a pair of sexy but sensible heals, so this should be pure theatrical heaven.
All right, how about toss in the fact that this is a benefit for the incredible Ali Forney Center, the New York City shelter for homeless LGBT youth? Yeah, I thought that might do the trick.
Showtime is 7pm on Monday, November 28 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre but tickets are on sale now. So don’t be an old poop; grab a seat and catch a show that is sure to be a once in a lifetime event.