Vampire Lesbians of Sodom

First performed at the Limbo Lounge in New York City's East Village in 1984.  It became so popular it was moved to Off-Broadway in the June of 1985.   It ran five years at the Provincetown Playhouse.  

One of the longest running plays in Off-Broadway history, “Vampire Lesbians of Sodom” tells the saga of two fatally seductive vampiresses whose paths first collide in ancient Sodom. Their bitter rivalry as bloodsuckers but more importantly, as actresses, endures for two thousand years with stops along the way in 1920’s silent movie Hollywood and contemporary Las Vegas. 

Nothing escapes the demolition by laughter… The audience laughs at the first line and goes right on laughing at every line to the end, and even at some of the silences. That’s no mean achievement. ” Bruckner, New York Times

Published along with its companion piece “Sleeping Beauty or Coma”, the classic fairy tale retold in the sixties mod London fashion world. Stock and Amateur rights available through Samuel French, Inc. 45 West 25th St. NY, NY 10010. For all other inquiries, contact, Marc Glick, Glick and Weintraub, 1501 Broadway, suite 2401, NY, NY 10036


Written by Charles Busch; Directed by Kenneth Elliott; Choreography by Jeff Veazey; Scenic Design by B.T. Whitehill; Costumes by John Glaser,  Wigs by Elizabeth Katherine Carr, Lighting by Vivien Leone; Production Stage Manager, Elizabeth Katherine Carr.  Presented by Theater-in-Limbo and Gerald A. Davis.

CAST (in alphabetical order)

Tom Aulino, Charles Busch, Robert Carey, Kenneth Elliott, Andy Halliday, Arnie Kolodner, Theresa Marlowe, Meghan Robinson

(Understudies included Michael Belanger,  Elizabeth Dennehy, Laurence Overmire and Randi Klein.)

Pictures from the 1984 Limbo Lounge Production

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The First Incarnation of
Madeleine Astarte  (Charles Busch)

The Virgin Sacrifice (CB) with the
Guards (Arnie Kolodner & Robert Carey)

Astarte (CB) with her rival 
La Condessa  (Julie Halston)
Scene Two - Hollywood


Pictures from the 1985 Off-Broadway Production

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The Succubus (Julie Halston) and
The Virgin Sacrifice (CB)
 Scene One - Sodom

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Etienne (Andy Halliday) and
Astarte (CB)
Scene Two - Hollywood

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La Condessa (Meghan Robinson) 
and Madeleine Astarte (CB)
Scene Two - Hollywood
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La Condessa (Meghan Robinson), Madeleine Asarte (CB) and Oatsie Carew (Tom Aulino)
Scene Two - Hollywood
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Madeleine Astarte  (CB)
 Scene Three - Vegas
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David Drake and Charles Busch

celebrating the 1,786th performance of 
Vampire Lesbians of Sodom


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