A Weekend of Busch: Vampire Lesbians of Sodom and Theodora, She Bitch of Byzantium

Written by Wayne Shaw on . Posted in OnStage Gallery

Written by Charles Busch

For the first production for Ludicrous Theatre Company Artistic Director Wayne Shaw revived a school project Vampire Lesbians of Sodom and added another Busch play, Theodora She Bitch of Byzantium. Both are early comedies by this theatre legend who formed his first company here in Chicago. Vampire Lesbians is a gender bending farce that traces the lives of two female vampires from ancient Sodom , to the roaring 20s to contemporary Las Vegas. Theodora also used transgender casting and followed a sordid plot revolving around ancient Byzantium.

Following Busch’s original production, the shows were played at “The Spot” near boystown and ran in tandem over Pride Weekend.