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Title: Tale of the Allergist's Wife, The
Author(s): Charles Busch
Licensing Agent: Samuel French, Inc
Genre: Comedy
Length: Full Length
Male Roles: 3
Female Roles: 2
Extras: 0

Description: An award winning hit at the Manhattan Theatre Club and on Broadway, The Tale of the Allergist's Wife is a radical departure for the well known author of extravagant spoofs like Vampire Lesbians of Sodom and Psycho Beach Party. Marjorie Taub, the wife of a philanthropic allergist, is engulfed in a life crisis of Medea like proportions. Her children are grown, her beloved therapist died recently and her bowel obsessed mother incessantly needles her. She tries to lose herself in a world of art galleries, foreign films and avant guard theatre, but finds she is barely able to rouse herself from her sofa. Her spirits suddenly soar when a fascinating and incredibly worldly friend from her childhood appears on her doorstep. Lee the savior that infuses Marjorie with life becomes Lee the unwelcome and sinister guest in short order.

Character Gender Role Size Min Age Max Age Description
Mohammed M Mohammed is the doorman in the Taub's upscale apartment building. He is from
Marjorie Taub F 45 60 New York Jewish
Ira Taub M 45 60 Marjorie's husband, New York Jewish
Frieda F 65 80 Marjorie's mother, New York Jewish
Lee Green M 45 60 New York Jewish

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