Stage Door: Drop Dead Perfect

July 21, 2014 2:17 AM

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Stage Door: Drop Dead Perfect

With a nod to the films Rebecca and Mildred Pierce, not to mention a sly reference to The Glass Menagerie, entertaining camp has scored again. Drop Dead Perfect by Erasmus Fenn, starring downtown actor Everett Quinton, is a clever send-up of movie queens and 1950s' melodrama.

Now at the Theater at St. Clement's, Drop Dead Perfect is fast-paced and funny. Set in 1952, Quinton plays Idris Seabright, an eccentric matron of a Key West estate, whose ward Vivien (a terrific Jason Edward Cook) and Cuban nephew Ricardo (Jason Cruz), double as the Lucy and Ricky of Florida.

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