The Tale of the Allergist's Wife

by Charles Busch

directed by Debbie Levin

May 6,7 13,14,15 20,21,22 2016

Marjorie Taub, a middle-aged Upper West Side doctor's wife, is devoted to mornings at the Whitney, afternoons at MOMA and evenings at BAM. Plunged into a mid-life crisis of Medea-like proportions, she's shaken out of her lethargy by the reappearance of a fascinating and somewhat mysterious childhood friend. Can Marjorie, her long-suffering mother and her loving husband Ira, Board Certified Allergist, survive the shake-up? This uproarious comedy received a Tony Award nomination for Best Play of 2001.



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Cast List

Marjorie MJ Hartel


Lee Green Rosemary Howard*


Dr. Ira Taub Mitchell Prywes


Freida Jody Bayer


Mohammed Matt Austin



Production Staff

Director Debbie Levin

Stage Manager Barbara Disraeli

Assistant Stage Manager Melissa Ridenour

Costume Design Kitty Ridenour

Set Design Richard Pettibone

Scenic Dressing & Painting Glenn R. Couture

Builders Richard Pettibone, Scott Wyshynski, Jay Novicky, Frank Russo, Sonnie Osborne, John Bolster, Russ Posthauer

Lighting Design Richard Pettibone, Scott Wyshynski

Sound Design Tom Libonate

Running Crew Lori Franzese, Steve Larson

House Managers Mary Kimball, Christine Daley, Jill Pace

Publicist Tom Libonate

Photography Ghostlight Photography

Web Site

Producer Richard Pettibone


Special Thanks

FM97.3 WZBG Backstage with Johnny O, Suzi Pettibone, Jim Hipp


Set Design




Production Reviews

Theater Review: 'Allergist's Wife' Given Terrific Treatment In New Milford

The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife at TheatreWorks New Milford had the audience giggling right from the first word.

Quite a tale of ‘The Allergist’s Wife’ - 4-1/2 out of 5 Stars!