THEATRE LOVER MOM: Drop Dead Perfect: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman

Photo credit: John Quilty

Photo credit: John Quilty

The Peccadillo Theater Company presents Penguin Rep’s production of DROP DEAD PERFECT, a new comedy starring the legendary Everett Quinton at the Theatre at St. Clements (423 W 46th St – between 9th and 10th Avenue).

Written by Erasmus Fenn and directed by Joe Brancato, DROP DEAD PERFECT follows Idris Seabright, played by Quinton, a wealthy, eccentric mistress of a Key West cottage who runs her estate with a zany flair.  When her beloved ward Vivien decides to abandon the Florida Keys to pursue art in Greenwich Village, and Idris’ lawyer becomes alarmingly interested in her investments, Idris’ life begins its outrageous downward spiral.  After she receives a visit from a mysterious stranger who bears an undeniable resemblance to her long-lost love, her life goes haywire.

Jason Cruz, Jason Edward Cook, and Michael Keyloun join Obie and Drama Desk Award winner, the legendary Ridiculous Theatrical Company veteran Everett Quinton in DROP DEAD PERFECT. 

The cast is stellar, and seeing Quinton back on stage in drag is a huge treat!  I’ve been a fan of his since his days with Ridiculous Theatrical Company, and he hasn’t lost a delicious, campy beat.  The show is delectable, madcap fun, mixed with sinister intrigue (and some sight gags….to be expected of Quinton)!

Sets are by James J. Fenton, with lighting by Ed McCarthy, costumes by Charlotte Palmer-Lane, and sound by William Neal.

DROP DEAD PERFECT runs through August 10th.  The playing schedule is as follows: Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8PM, with matinees on Saturday at 3PM and Sunday at 3PM.  Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by calling 845-786-2873 or by visiting  The show is 90 minutes, no intermission.



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