Drop Dead Perfect
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Drop Dead Perfect

Drop Dead Perfect NYC Reviews and Tickets

(5 Ratings)
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.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (5)

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230 Reviews | 46 Followers
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

148 Reviews | 36 Followers
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

38 Reviews | 22 Followers
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.

7 Reviews | 6 Followers
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.

4 Reviews | 1 Follower
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.

Critic Reviews (15)

The New York Times
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 other actors do bits of perfect stage business, it’s clear that Mr. Brancato’s contributions are considerable."
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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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Drama Queen NYC
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) throughout the story. 'Drop Dead Perfect' succeeds as a lighthearted tribute to 'Ridiculous theatre,' and is in any event lots of fun. Recommended."
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Gay Socialites
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 far as I’m concerned)...'Drop Dead Perfect' succeeds as a lighthearted tribute to Ridiculous theatre, and is in any event lots of fun. Recommended."
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The New York Times
August 22nd, 2013
For a previous production

"The funniest lines and most outrageous moments in 'Drop Dead Perfect,' can’t be properly described in a family newspaper. It’s not that the play’s events, are actually X-rated. They are, however, double-stuffed with double-entendres. And buried in every page of dialogue are allusions to pulp novels, 1950s television, Hollywood melodramas and, yes, steamy theater pieces about repressed spinsters and hunky, bare-chested young men who come to stay."
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Time Out New York
July 23rd, 2014
For a previous production

"'Drop Dead Perfect' finds Idris trust torn among three other characters: her ingenuous ward, a well-endowed Cuban ex-con who may be her nephew and her pill-providing local lawyer. The plot’s hotchpotch of Alfred Hitchcock, 'Southern Gothic,' 'The Glass Menagerie' and 'I Love Lucy' is in no way substantial but aspires only to a silliness that it ably achieves."
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New York Post
July 23rd, 2014
For a previous production

"Someone please write Everett Quinton a vehicle worthy of his comic genius — because 'Drop Dead Perfect' ain’t it...Too bad 'innocuous' is, indeed, the best thing you can say about Erasmus Fenn’s overwrought, ’50s-set comedy...Quinton works like a madman to brighten up the clichéd material, and is a pleasure to watch."
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July 27th, 2014
For a previous production

"'Drop Dead Perfect' certainly demonstrates a knowledgeable affection for the ridiculous style and director Joe Brancato's skilled quartet of actors throw themselves admirably into the parodistic proceedings, but the evening never takes off into the kind of hilarity expected...'Drop Dead Perfect' is designed as handsomely as it is acted, but a stronger vehicle to show off its legendary star is definitely in order."
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