The Birds

Theater, Comedy

Hell in a Handbag once again revisits David Cerda and Pauline Pang's drag parody stage adaptation of Hitchcock’s classic, last seen in a 2013 staging. Here, the audience is immersed in the film set as “invited guests of Mr. Hitchcock,” incorporating the drama surrounding Hitchcock’s decision to cast unknown Tippi Hedren as the film’s lead. True to Hitchcock, the worlds on-camera and off– become unnervingly blurred, the mystery and tension in "real life" reflecting that of the film. It’s fun and kitschy but doesn’t forget the darker tension and drama that must be really sold to make something Hitchcockian, or a thorough Hitchcock spoof, successful.

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