Review On DIE, MOMMIE, DIE!


Travis Michael Holder

Travis Michael Holder

Writer, Registered Critic


Just at a time when the world seems to be going completely nuts, the victimless madness of Charles Busch could not be more welcome. Entering from her Beverly Hills estate's garden apologizing to all in attendance for being “up to my elbows in manure,” Drew Droege as fading movie queen Angela Arden immediately takes Busch's classic role and makes it his own. Where Busch's deadpan Eve Arden-style performances have always been acerbic and dry as the Mojave, exhibiting his unearthly ability to somehow circumvent the comedic pratfalls which he himself wrote into his own roles, Droege could not be more blatantly campy, like a Zolpidem-sedated Ruby Keeler in her geriatric years playing Baby Jane Hudson while wearing Joan Crawford's real-life wardrobe.