Dropping his contagious Mother Superior drawl, Charles Busch of The Divine Sister broke character during last night’s curtain call. In reference to New York’s perversely glacial response to global warming, Busch commended the audience for showing up.
Here’s an all-too-insufficient approximation of Mother Busch’s appreciative finale:
“I asked our lovely company manager if there would be anyone at the show tonight. ‘Oh yes,’ she responded, ‘there’s good walkup traffic.’ I couldn’t believe it. ‘Walkup traffic on Vandam Street?! Nobody’s been on Vandam Street since the Dutch!’ ”
Nobody, that is, but me and sixtyish die-hard theater lovers. And their good boots.