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David Cerda as Joan Crawford in Hell in a Handbag's "Christmas Dearest"

David Cerda as Joan Crawford in Hell in a Handbag's "Christmas Dearest"

David Cerda is centerstage as Joan Crawford in Hell in a Handbag's "Christmas Dearest" playing in Chicago until Jan. 5.

December 27, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Final weekend to experience 'Death and Harry Houdini' at Chopin Theatre

OFFBEAT: Final weekend to experience 'Death and Harry Houdini' at Chopin Theatre

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

August 17, 2013 12:00 am
Catherine McCafferty as Tippi Hedren/Melanie Daniels in Hell in a Handbag's Stage Parody "The Birds"

Catherine McCafferty as Tippi Hedren/Melanie Daniels in Hell in a Handbag's Stage Parody "The Birds"

Catherine McCafferty as the Tippi Hedren role of Melanie Daniels in David Cerda and Hell in a Handbag's stage parody "The Birds" playing Aug. 8 to Sept. 15.

July 31, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Hammond grad nets Tippi Hedren for return 'Birds' stage visit

OFFBEAT: Hammond grad nets Tippi Hedren for return 'Birds' stage visit

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

July 31, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: NWI stage faces all smiles with non-equity Jeff Award wins

OFFBEAT: NWI stage faces all smiles with non-equity Jeff Award wins

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

June 05, 2013 12:00 am Photos

Photos

OFFBEAT: Lana Turner is latest stage sendup for Hammond grad

OFFBEAT: Lana Turner is latest stage sendup for Hammond grad

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

May 06, 2013 12:05 am
Hell in a Handbag 2013 Trio of Campy Stage Productions Announced

Hell in a Handbag 2013 Trio of Campy Stage Productions Announced

Actor Ed Jones (left) channeling tragic Lana Turner, along with a returning tribute parody to Tippi Hedren and Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds" and a holiday comedy salute to David Cerda and favorite alter-ego Joan Crawford are all in store for audiences in 2013 for the season of theater offer…

March 02, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Hell in a Handbag bringing mix and new and old Camp for 2013 stage run

OFFBEAT: Hell in a Handbag bringing mix and new and old Camp for 2013 stage run

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

March 02, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Stage parody 'Scarrie' back for silly audience fun

OFFBEAT: Stage parody 'Scarrie' back for silly audience fun

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

October 10, 2012 12:00 am
Hell in a Handbag's 2012 Production of "Scarrie: The Musical"

Hell in a Handbag's 2012 Production of "Scarrie: The Musical"

Chris Hargenson plays Aubrey Stanton with David Lipschutz as fellow high school bully Billy Nolan, planning their "bloody revenge" on Carrie White, played by Alex Grelle, as she's crowned prom queen with date Tommy Ross, played by AJ Wright. Hell in a Handbag's "Scarrie: The Musical" runs un…

October 09, 2012 1:09 pm
OFFBEAT: David Cerda send-up of child pageants deserves a crown

OFFBEAT: David Cerda send-up of child pageants deserves a crown

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

May 31, 2012 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Child beauty pageants latest David Cerda stage target

OFFBEAT: Child beauty pageants latest David Cerda stage target

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

April 15, 2012 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Hammond grad's 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' falls short of campy

OFFBEAT: Hammond grad's 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' falls short of campy

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

October 17, 2011 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: David Cerda's stage spoof 'Trogg!' of Joan Crawford final film a treat

OFFBEAT: David Cerda's stage spoof 'Trogg!' of Joan Crawford final film a treat

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

July 02, 2011 12:00 am
Troubling Trio

Troubling Trio

TROUBLING TRIO - - David Cerda (left to right), Adrienne Smith and Michael Hampton appear as Joan Crawford, a blowsy Lucille Ball and a crass Bea Arthur at the 2010 Hell in a Handbag Productions charity event on Sunday, Nov. 7.

November 09, 2010 12:00 am
Famous Faux Faces

Famous Faux Faces

FAMOUS FAUX FACES - - Elizabeth Lesinski (left) and Aaron Lawson are shown in the guises of Charo and Donny Osmond for David Cerda's latest Hell in a Handbag Production during the group's Sunday charity event in Chicago.

November 09, 2010 12:00 am
A Wicked Wit

A Wicked Wit

Ed Jones as comedian Rip Nelson

October 31, 2010 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Hammond grad's new play has fun with Halloween, Paul Lynde

OFFBEAT: Hammond grad's new play has fun with Halloween, Paul Lynde

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

October 31, 2010 12:00 am
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