Charles Busch
(© Joseph Marzullo/Retna)
Charles Busch
(© Joseph Marzullo/Retna)
Full cast and creative team have been announced for the world premiere of Charles Busch's comic drama The Third Story, to be directed by Carl Andress, at the La Jolla Playhouse, September 16-October 19.

The work is composed of three interconnected stories: a realistic tale of a mother and son screenwriting team in the 1940's, a B-movie about the uneasy alliance between a mob queen and a frosty lady scientist, and a Russian fairy tale in which a painfully shy Princess makes a dark pact with a mercurial old witch.

In addition to Busch, the cast will feature Mary Beth Peil, Jonathan Walker, Jennifer Van Dyck, Scott Parkinson, and Rebecca Levy. The show will feature original music by Lewis Flinn, set design by David Gallo, costume design by Gregory Gale, lighting design by Christopher Akerlind, and sound design by Walter Trarbach.

For more information, visit www.lajollaplayhouse.org.