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FERNDALE – In keeping with their “Summer Camp” theme, The Ringwald presents the mother of all campy comedies, “Mommie Queerest.” The production is by Jamie Morris, the author of another Summer Camp extravaganza, “The Facts of Life: The Lost Episode,” which played The Ringwald for two summers.
“Mommie Queerest,” an all-male tribute to and teardown of “Mommie Dearest,” the terrible-wonderful 1981 biopic of Hollywood legend Joan Crawford, based on her daughter Christina’s bestselling, mom-blasting memoir. “Dearest” is a stupendously awful movie, and “Queerest” does to it what its Crawford did to those rose bushes – whack away madly, maniacally, hilariously, not only at the glamour monster herself but at Faye Dunaway’s career-quelling performance.
The cast for “Mommie Queerest” is Joe Bailey as Joan Crawford and Joe Plambeck as Christina Crawford. Rounding out the cast are Dan Morrison and Richard Payton as Greg Savitt and Carol Anne and everyone else.
Dyan Bailey makes her directorial debut with Vince Kelley on costumes.
“Mommie Queerest” runs July 12-Aug. 5 and plays at 8 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Monday with 3 p.m. Sunday matinees. Ticket prices are $20 for Friday and Saturday performances, $15 for Sunday shows, and Monday nights are half off the original price at only $10 a ticket. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.theringwald.com or at the theatre box office. The Ringwald box office opens 45 minutes before performances and tickets can be purchased with cash or Visa/Mastercard.