Two Infamous Homewreckers Meet in the New Stage Play, “The Duchess and the Stripper”
March 28, 2019
The Duchess of Windsor, Wallis Simpson, and the premier burlesque dancer of her time, Blaze Starr meet in the new stage play, “The Duchess and the Stripper,” making its world premiere in the Hollywood Fringe Festival in June 2019. The play takes place in 1961 Baltimore, at the Two O’Clock Club, the famous strip club owned by Blaze Starr.
These two women who outwardly have nothing in common, in fact, shared a number of similar experiences. Their reactions to those events vary greatly due to their upbringing and yes, their social standing.
The play has attracted great talent. The director, Ezra Buzzington, is not only a veteran of stage and screen, but co-founder of the New York Fringe Festival. “It has some of the wittiest dialogue I’ve read in years. I really wanted to be a part of it.”
Playing the Duchess, Wallis Simpson is Miss Blaire Chandler, who’s last Fringe appearance as Big Mama in the multi-lauded Theatre of Note/TMB production of Hot Cat. Blaire is the winner of mul