The Whore of Sheridan Square

Author: Michael Baron

The Whore of Sheridan Square

Description: A new comedy inspired by the life and works of legendary Ridiculous Theatrical Company artist Charles Ludlam and told in the spirit of the film, SUNSET BOULEVARD.
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 10/18/2011
Content Advisory: Strong language, adult situations, and drag humor
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males

NOTE: The Whore of Sheridan Square is fully protected by copyright law and is subject to royalty. All inquiries concerning production, publication, reprinting or use of this play in any form should be addressed to

Michael Baron
Artistic Director
Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma
1727 NW 16th St
OKC, OK 73106
405-524-9310
michaelb@LyricTheatreOKC.com

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Keywords: Adaptations · Art and Artists · Biographies · Brechtian · Civil Rights · Comedy · Gay and Lesbian · Historical · HIV/AIDS · Literature and Writing · Meta · Mostly Male Characters · Mystery/Suspense/Noir · Philosophy · Pop Culture · Postmodern · Satire/Parody · Sex · Show Biz · Single Set · The Theatre · True Stories

This play is in the following collections: La MaMa E.T.C.

Original Production Information

The Whore of Sheridan Square was first presented by La MaMa e.t.c. (Ellen Stewart, Founder and Artistic Director; Nicky Paraiso, Curator for Performance) on June 16, 2005, at The Club at La MaMa, New York City, with the following cast and credits:

Norma Charles, Harold: Eric McNaughton
Joe Glassman, Police Sergeant: Harris Doran
Jane Evers, Helen: Ken Barnett
Actor #1 (A Classic Whore, A Landlord, Guest #2, Mother, Plato, Honeysuckle Rose, A Reporter, Salami, Carlos): Vanessa Hidary
Actor #2 (Didi St. Holt, Guest #3, A God, Christopher, Lolatta Polasky, Homeless Lesbian Prophet): Ginger Eckert
Actor #3 (Dick Schaefer, Guest #1, Father, Hedwig, Rene, Methyl Gässenberger, Police Captain): Doug Brandt

Director: Michael Baron
Set Designer: Erminio Pinque
Costume Designer: Lora LaVon
Lighting Designer: Brian J. Lilienthal
Sound Designer: Joemca
Dramaturg: Joe E. Jeffreys
Production Stage Manager: Rebecca Spinac
Costume Designers for Norma Charles: The Ladies of Chesson Court (Linda Upton, Marcia Smith, Melinda Marklein, Bunny O'Keeffe, Leslie Vaughan, Annie Peterle, Tatiana Hanke, Tro Wilson, Jan Mackenzie, and Stefanie Stadler)