Don't let the name keep you away: "Vampire Lesbians of Sodom" is more about laughs than leering.
The show, which runs for three shows this weekend, follows the adventures of two vampires — La Condesa (Alyssa Morrow) and Madeleine Astarte (Clare Rock) — who have been rivals since escaping one of the "twin cities" (Sodom of Sodom and Gomorrah). Flash forward to 1920s Hollywood, the pair are competing again, this time as actresses of the silent movie era.
Director Eric Tolley points out that the late-night show has some mature themes but is not adults-only.
"I know there have been a lot of questions about that because of the title, but it's actually quite a clean show," he wrote in an email. "Aside from some adult language, I would say it's PG-13 because of language."
What it is big on is humor, which is what drew Tolley to pitch the zany show for the Oak Street theater.
"I just really loved its slapstick comedy and how over the top it is. I thought it would be a really fun piece for actors to do."
The cast also includes Faith Hall, Michael Pawloski, Carlos A. Vera, Paul Sosa and more.
Tolley, who also has a role in the show, would just like audiences to come out this weekend and have a good time.
He wrote, "(I'd like) just for them to laugh a lot and have a good time."
"Vampire Lesbians of Sodom" runs 11:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 6 p.m. Sunday at The Empty Space, 706 Oak St. Admission is $5 and no reservations are required.
This is also the closing weekend of "Art," which plays at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Admission is $10-$15.
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