Beverly Bonner’s live stage show Casey – 30 Years Later returns to the Broadway Comedy Club, Thursday, June 21st, 2012. The event includes screening of Frank Henenlotter’s cult classic horror film, Basket Case.
The program of film and live entertainment opens with 3 live opening acts followed by a screening of Frank Henenlotter’s cult horror film classic, Basket Case. Released in 1982, this horror film tells the story of a young man who carries his deformed conjoined twin brother in a large basket while seeking vengeance on the doctors who separated them against their will. Written and directed by Frank Henenlotter, Basket Case became a cult hit and spawned two sequels.
Beverly Bonner’s stage show Casey – 30 Years Later follows the film screening. The show catches up with Bonner’s Casey character from the film series. Casey is running a bar in the East Village featuring Sexy Senior Hookers who, we find, are very feisty and forward thinking and definitely NOT retired. Casey has them “working”. Casey is tortured daily by her dumb waitress (Maria Aparo), comforted by her good friend Judy and memories of Basket Case. She is interviewed by a college reporter “Casey” groupie, Bobby DeLuca (played by Garo Nalbandian) who needs to know all things “Casey and Basket Case.” It is through this Reporter that we learn what Casey has been up to all these years. Following the show will be an open Q&A session with Ms. Bonner and the other cast members and the audience.
The show is hilarious and the chemistry and comic timing between Ms. Bonner, Maria Aparo and Garo Nalbandian is flawless. Max Cheney, award winning blogger (The Drunken Severed Head), reviewed the 2011 world premiere of the show at the Hollywood Theater in Pittsburgh, PA:
“The premise is that Casey, even brassier and sassier than in her youth, now runs a call girl service for elderly hookers, and is visited by a young journalist who wants to interview her about the people – including the monstrous Belial – seen in the cult movie.
Actress and comedian Beverly Bonner has appeared in films, stage productions and television. In addition to her role as Casey in the Basket Case series, Ms. Bonner has appeared in more than 45 stage plays, most notably featured in the long running Women Behind Bars with the late actor Divine. Ms. Bonner wrote, produced and directed The Beverly Bonner Show and Beverly Bonner’s Laugh Track for television which ran in New York, Los Angeles and Detroit for many years. She recently celebrated a year long run of her play The Gloria Glitter Show also at the Broadway Comedy Club in which Maria Aparo and Garo Nalbandian were also featured,
Tickets for the show are $15 in advance at SmartTix.com or $25 at the door. There is a two drink minimum. The Broadway Comedy Club is located at 318 West 53rd Street (8th and 9th). Doors open at 6:30 pm, show starts at 7:00 pm, Thursday, June 21st, 2012.