Hot on the high heels of last year’s acclaimed sold-out production, the madcap comedy DROP DEAD PERFECT, starring the legendary Everett Quinton returns to the Theatre at St. Clements (423 West 46 Street – between 8th and 9th Avenues) for a limited 8-week engagement Off-Broadway with an opening set for Sunday, August 23rd. Previews begin Wednesday, August 19th. With overwhelming rave reviews, critic picks, and audience accolades, DROP DEAD PERFECT is directed by Joe Brancato and written by Erasmus Fenn. The comedy is produced by Penguin Rep Theatre, Morton Wolkowitz, Barbara Freitag and Jamie deRoy. Tickets are $69 and can be purchased by visiting www.dropdeadperfect.com or calling 845-786-2873.
DROP DEAD PERFECT is the ideal vehicle to showcase the talents of the Everett Quinton. The show’s Off-Broadway run coincides with the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Theatre of the Ridiculous, the wildly creative theatrical genre that led to the establishment of The Ridiculous Theatrical Company.
DROP DEAD PERFECT follows Idris Seabright, played by Quinton, a wealthy, eccentric mistress of a Key West cottage who runs her estate with a zany flair. When her beloved ward Vivien decides to abandon the Florida Keys to pursue art in Greenwich Village and Idris’ lawyer becomes alarmingly interested in her investments, Idris’ life begins its outrageous downward spiral. After she receives a visit from a mysterious stranger bearing an undeniable resemblance to her long-lost love, she becomes unhinged and her life erupts into over-the-top comic mayhem. The running time for this comedy is 90 minutes with no intermission.
The playing schedule for DROP DEAD PERFECT is as follows: Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm with matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 3pm.