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Saturday, March 10, 2012

Charles Ludlum's "The Ridiculous Theatrical Company"

Charles Ludlam (1943 - 1987), playwright, director, and actor, founded The Ridiculous Theatrical Company in NYC in 1967. He often appeared in his own plays, in female roles. As a writer he was prolific, but his most popular play by far was "The Mystery of Irma Vep." This 1992 CD honored the 25th anniversary of the company with songs from a selection of its shows.

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Charles Ludlum's lover, Everett Quinton, sings lead on "The Conqueror."
He took over the company after Ludlam's death.

1 comment:

  1. They made some magnificent theater back in the 1980s, just around the corner from the Circle Repertory Theatre Company, where I worked. Was a great time for some wonderful LGBT & drag performers, with Ludlum, Charles Bush, and Bloolips regularly putting on productions.