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In the mid 20th century, when naturalistic conventions and societal preconceptions dominated the theater, Ridiculous Theatrical Company (RTC) came along and rocked the New York stages with radical, gender-bending, yet classic and bold, theatrical works. In RTC's original, iconic 1983 production, Galas was praised by Frank Rich of The New York Times as "a comic creation of a high order," with playwright Charles Ludlam in the title role.

In this production, the first ever since, Everett Quinton — Ludlam's partner in art and life — moves from playing the lead character's devoted maid to the narcissistic, whirlwind of a woman at the center of the action. From her dramatic star turns in opera houses around the world to her turbulent off-stage antics, Maria Magdalena Galas is a force to be reckoned with. Expertly navigating melodrama and satire, Galas paints a hilarious yet honest portrait of a deeply troubled diva from the days of her highest praise to the last spent in lonely despair.

Show Details

  • Running Time:2hr (1 intermission)
  • Dates:First Preview:
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