The Possession of Mrs. Jones
Book & Lyrics by D’Arcy Drollinger
Music by D’Arcy Drollinger and Ted Hammer
“Recklessly satirical, The Possession of Mrs. Jones bubbles up from a truly underground well and is often very funny on its own terms. Its everything-but-the-kitchen-sink verve suggests there’s plenty of life yet in post-Charles Ludlam / Ethyl Eichelberger stage camp.” – Dennis Harvey, Variety
“D’Arcy Drollinger’s musical “The Possession of Mrs. Jones” delivers the goods with Day-Glo pertness, suggesting an unholy shotgun wedding of “Bewitched” and “Ruthless!,” with a few daubs of “Hairspray.” -Rob Kendt, The Los Angeles Times
“The off-the-wall dramatic universe of this loopy rock musical exists somewhere between John Waters’ dicey 1950s suburbia and the civilizations of Sodom and Gomorrah. Many sequences sparkle with high-camp fun.” – Les Spindle, Back Stage West
Evelyn Jones lives in a shiny happy suburban fantasy. But when God and Satan emerge from her washing machine to enlist her help in preventing a hostile corporate takeover of Heaven and Hades, Evelyn begins to unravel. Can she serve hors d’oeuvres while thwarting the devilish advances of her husband’s boss? Is it the Valium or did biker chicks just stick up her Tupperware party? Are her whites really their whitest? Can she save her children and the world as we know it from the evil empire of Product-o-Matic?