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In 1917, "Baby Jane" is a child vaudevillian star and her sister, Blanche, isn't anything. Within a few years, Blanche outshines her sister to become a bona fide film actress. Meanwhile, vaudeville fizzles out and Jane is left behind. One night, a car accident paralyzes Blanche from the waist down, ending her movie career. In 1962, the two sisters are living together in Blanche's mansion. Jane has descended into alcoholism and cruelty, while Blanche manages the estate the best she can. When Blanche informs her sister that she may wish to sell the house, all hell breaks loose. See this parody of the horror film, as Lab Theater presents these over the top characters in the fight of their lives!
Take three delicious, malicious wives, add three miserable, unloving husbandsand chill. That's the recipe of Michele Lowe's tantalizing new comedy that had Broadway audiences cheering. The Smell of the Kill revolves around Nicky, Debra and Molly who have tolerated one another during once-a-month dinners for years. While their unseen spouses play golf in the dining room, the women exchange confidences for the first time revealing that all three marriages are on the brink of disaster and all three women are facing the challenges of their lives. Nicky's husband has been indicted for embezzlement, Molly's husband is stalking her and Debra's husband is leaving her for another woman. When the men mistakenly lock themselves in a basement meat locker the women are faced with a life-or-death decisionshould they leave the men out in the coldpermanentlyor let them thaw? One by one the women make their choices with more than a little help from one another.
"nice, mean fun…a deft little anti-love storylight-hearted, cold-hearted" (Newsday) "[a] devilish, wicked, ultimately touching black comedy." (The Berkshire Eagle) "Effective black comedies are rare these days and this is a rich torteit has a superb crustiness which supplies an evening of nearly continuous laughter." (The Advocate) "the play boasts lines and scenes that have the audience laughing as uproariously as The Producers." (Variety)