Vampire Lesbians of Sodom
Every now and then, even the most pearl-clutching theatergoer needs to venture to the wild side. Maybe some Rocky Horror. Maybe some Hedwig. Jobsite Theater is taking up the latest cause of camp with Vampire Lesbians of Sodom. Charles Busch's long-running …
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By STEPHANIE HAYES
Times Performing Arts Critic
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