In his first play written for a mainstream audience, Charles Buschs The Tale of the Allergists Wife takes a look at one womans mid-life crisis, brought on by the onslaught of mediocrity. A departure from Buschs campier works, The Tale of the Allergists Wife is no Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, but instead is a play you could safely take your mother to. The addition of Marilu Henner to the cast brings a bit of Broadway flair to the La Mirada Theatrethe shows original performances earned a considerable number of Tony Award and Drama Desk nominations. Leave it to the female-impersonator who penned Psycho Beach Party to create such a female-friendly, spot-on story of modern neurosis.
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