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40% off Tix: Acclaimed Camp Comedy “The Confession of Lily Dare” in SF (May 12 – Jun. 11)

Infamous madame Lily Dare is on her road to ruin – paved with good intentions – in this campy and captivating comedy by Charles Busch. Playing at New Conservatory Theatre Center May 12-June 11.

“The Confession of Lily Dare” Regional Premiere by Charles Busch
May 12 – June 11, 2023
New Conservatory Theatre Center, 25 Van Ness, SF
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The Confession of Lily Dare

Regional Premiere
By Charles Busch
Directed by Allen Sawyer

Lily Dare. Convent girl? Cabaret star? Infamous madame? Call her what you want, but she’s determinedly devoted to the child she was forced to abandon. Set in the seedy underbelly of the Barbary Coast, this play from the brilliant comedic mind of Charles Busch follows one woman’s road to ruin – paved with good intentions. Learn more.



Charles Busch is the author and star of such plays and films as The Divine Sister, The Lady in Question, Red Scare on Sunset, Psycho Beach Party, Die, Mommie, Die!, and Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, one of the longest-running plays in the history of off-Broadway. His play The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife ran for 777 performances on Broadway, won the Outer Critics Circle’s John L. Gassner Award for playwriting and received a Tony nomination for Best Play. In 2003, Busch received a special Drama Desk Award for career achievement as both performer and playwright and was given a star on the Playwrights’ Sidewalk outside the Lucille Lortel Theatre.


Beauty and the Basement: May 18 & 25, June 1 & 8


Join us pre-show Thursday nights starting at 7pm for live music from local drag queen Beauty.

Drag queen Beauty is a native Bostonian, just newly arrived in San Francisco. She is a bon vivant! She is also a singer, songwriter, pianist, prankster, and perhaps most importantly, a Buddhist meditating on life, love, and beauty. Provenance includes performances at Martunis,Le Petit Paris, the Powerhouse Pillows drag revue, numerous Brooklyn venues, and the Napolean Room at Club Cafe in Boston.

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