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Work: Neon Woman, The

Identifier: WORK.1978.0051
Description: "The Neon Woman is a comic play written by Tom Eyen. The play is an outrageous murder mystery set in a seedy Baltimore burlesque house run by a retired stripper (played by Divine). It was written as a vehicle for Pink Flamingos star Divine (Harris Glenn Milstead), who had previously starred in a revival of Eyen's Women Behind Bars. The cast also featured Helen Hanft, Brenda Bergman, William Duff-Griffin, Maria Duval, Sweet William Edgar, Lee Corbet, Debra Greenfield, Hope Stansbury, and George Patterson, and was directed by longtime Eyen collaborator Ron Link. It played at the Hurrah Discotheque, a trendy dance club on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. It opened on April 16, 1978, and played 84 performances, closing on July 15, 1978."
Related Entities
Tom Eyen (playwright)
Divine (contributor)