Christopher Bryant’s Third Reich Mommie features some of Melbourne’s finest queer theatre-makers and aims to titillate and terrify.
In the camp tradition of the late sixties “psychobiddy” genre, Third Reich Mommie is Charles Busch on a day trip to the Grindhouse. Faded film star Bridgette Van Kamp has been a recluse since the second world war ended, relying on the good will and obedience of her daughter Cassidy to get by. But Cassidy’s coming into her own: she’s 17 and counting, with the inexplicable bloodlust to prove it. Who is Cassidy’s real father? And what is the dark secret that lies beneath her mother’s refusal to leave the house? Whatever happened to Baby Jane? She died in jail. Now meet Cassidy and Bridgette.
Third Reich Mommie was first performed at the Owl and the Pussycat Theatre, September 4–9, 2012.
ISBN: 978 1 925338 00 3
"With a title like 'Third Reich Mommie', I knew this performance was either going to be good, bad or completely bizarre; it was all three and didn’t disappoint."
— Narelle Wood, Theatre Press
"'Third Reich Mommie' is exactly the piece of gloriously unhinged codswallop it promises to be."
— Aussie Theatre
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