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'Rip Nelson' to run through Dec. 30
2016-12-28

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Hell in a Handbag Productions is running David Cerda's world-premiere comedy The Rip Nelson Holiday Spectacular through Friday, Dec. 30, at Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St.

Handbag ensemble member Ed Jones stars as Rip Nelson, a mash-up of iconic television celebrities Paul Lynde, Rip Taylor and Charles Nelson Reilly. Joining Rip on this bizarre holiday romp is his trusted make-up woman, Gladys ( Lori Lee ) and a cavalcade of stars circa 1982, including: Dom Deluise ( Tommy Bullington ), Bruce Jenner ( Chazie Bly ), magician Doug Henning ( David Lipschutz ), Liza Minnelli ( Alexa Castevecchi ), Patti LaBelle ( Robert Williams ) and Nelson's archrival, Kermit the Frog ( Scott Merchant ).

Tickets are currently available at HandbagProductions.org or 800-838-3006 .


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