Already closed | 1h 30m | Midtown W

Drop Dead Perfect

From 5 member  reviews
Members say: Clever, Funny, Cliched, Campy, Ambitious

About the show

Penguin Rep presents a remount of their critically-acclaimed camp-drag melodramatic farce about an eccentric Florida woman turned serial killer starring Everett Quinton. More…

Idris Seabright is one demented dame. A 1950's Florida gargoyle with a penchant for painting still lifes, no matter how her subjects must be stilled, she's as handy with a hatchet as a brush and as rich as she is ruthless.

'Drop Dead Perfect' finds Idris torn between her ingenuous ward who has artistic aspirations, a well-endowed Cuban ex-con who may be her nephew, and her pill-pushing lawyer.

1h 30m | Already closed | Theatre at St. Clement's (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (5)

MEMBERS SAY:

Clever, Funny, Cliched, Campy, Ambitious
73
Avg Score

69
Clever, Entertaining, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if you are ok with a few chuckles, instead of belly laughs

Don't see it if you want a more straight laced, no drag, kind of show

65
Campy, Clever, Funny, Overrated

See it if you like campy and would enjoy an well-acted show

Don't see it if you expect hilarious. Its amusing with some chuckles

68
Cliched, Dated, Funny, Indulgent, Fluffy

See it if ...you're a fan of Charles Busch or the Accidental Theater Company. Seems like it would have been a hoot 30 years ago.

Don't see it if ...you're offended by men in dresses.

95
Delightful, Offbeat, Raunchy, Quirky, Great acting

See it if If you love crazy, offbeat, hilarious potboilers.

Don't see it if You are not gay friendly.

75
Clever, Cliched, Funny

See it if We enjoyed this but the audience around us LOVED it. Of course sometimes they would laugh just before a punchline. Obviously returnees.

Don't see it if You expect the word genius to mean genius. Fun? Yes. Clever? Yes. Genius, no.


August 24th, 2015
"Mr. Quinton is a genius. It is absolute rapture to see him in his element...'Drop Dead Perfect' has abundant plot...This one-act parody lives mainly for its adolescent double entendres and Mr. Quinton’s delicious performance. Joe Brancato, the director, probably just let him run free. But when o...
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August 23rd, 2015
"While this overwrought tale of Idris Seabright, a wealthy woman in the Florida Keys has its madcap moments, they are too few and far between... It’s all very silly, but not quite silly enough."
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August 24th, 2015
"'Drop Dead Perfect' may not be the most substantial show ever to pay homage to 'Ridiculous theatre,' but it is undeniably frisky and entertaining...This frothy concoction owes at least as much to 'I Love Lucy' as to Hitchcock. Indeed there are Lucy references laced liberally (and comically) thro...
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August 24th, 2015
"'Drop Dead Perfect' may not be the most substantial show ever to pay homage to 'Ridiculous theatre,' but it is undeniably frisky and entertaining. It doesn’t hurt that it stars Everett Quinton, the greatest living actor in the Ridiculous tradition (and among the very best in any tradition, as fa...
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