VAMPIRE LESBIANS OF SODOM: Watching this show was like seeing an Orlando Fringe Festival production rise from the dead. At about 75 minutes long, Charles Busch's comedy is suitably Fringe-length. Plus you have the men in drag, the campiness of it all, the topless guys.
John Reid Adams, a newcomer to the Orlando stage, and Jamie B. Cline play the lesbian vampires who have a love-hate relationship through the ages. And while their feuding is funny, I never got the sense of an underlying attraction between them that would have put more bite into the show's climax.
The brightest star in director Tim DeBaun's hammy undertaking is Jamie-Lyn Hawkins, humorously squawking her way through 1920s Hollywood as a peroxide starlet in the making.
DETAILS: 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and Thursday, Aug. 19, through Aug. 28. Theatre Downtown, 2113 N. Orange Ave., Orlando. $15, $10 on Aug. 19. 407-841-0083, theatredowntown.net.)Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times