Look who's back in a dress! Erasmus Finn's Drop Dead Perfect, a new comedy that satirizes movie melodramas, will play off-Broadway’s Theatre at St. Clements July 15 through August 10. Directed by Joe Brancato, the production will star stage vet Everett Quinton, alongside Jason Cruz, Jason Edward Cook and Michael Keyloun. Opening night is set for July 20.
Quinton recently directed the off-Broadway revival of The Mystery of Irma Vep, the original production of which Quinton starred in in 1984. His stage credits include Macbeth, Sabrina La Caprichiosa, Travesties and his one-person show, Bitch Slapped By God. Cruz has appeared on stage in The Tempest and Jesus Hopped the “A” Train and on screen in Here You Go, which he also co-wrote and produced. Cook’s theater credits include Grinch, With Glee and Big River. Keyloun recently starred in Around the World in 80 Days.
Drop Dead Perfect follows Idris Seabright (Quinton), a wealthy, eccentric mistress of a Key West cottage. 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 who bears an undeniable resemblance to her long-lost love, her life erupts into over-the-top comic mayhem.