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Valerie Harper Opens December 3
in “Tale of the Allergist’s Wife”

Emmy Award-winning Valerie Harper will lead the cast when the Tony Award-nominated comedy “The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife” comes to The Wilbur Theatre from December 3 - January 12.

Written by Charles Busch and directed by Lynne Meadow, “Allergist’s Wife” is being co-presented by Broadway in Boston and the Huntington Theatre Company.

Originally produced at the Manhattan Theatre Club before opening on Broadway in November of 2000, “The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife” presents the story of a culture-obsessed upper-middle-class New Yorker whose mid-life crisis deepens when her glamorous childhood friend Lee reappears for a mysterious visit.

Harper played the lead role on Broadway before taking the show on tour. (The original production is still going strong at Broadway’s Barrymorew Theatre.) Mike Burstyn will play her husband, Sondra James is her eccentric mother, Jana Robbins is Lee and Anil Kumar is Mohammed the philosophical doorman (shades of Carlton???).

Harper is best known for her award winning role as Rhoda on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.” In the seventies, she received Harvard’s Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year Award (along with a lovely bunch of Rhoda-dendrons).

She has extensive stage credits including “All Under Heaven” (a one-woman show she co-wrote), “Death Defying Acts,” “Story Theatre” and “Something Different.” She began her stage career in the chorus of such musicals as “Wildcat,” “Take Me Along,” “Destry Rides Again” and Subways Are For Sleeping.”

The razor-sharp pen of Charles Busch has authored such plays as “Psycho Beach Party,” “Red Scare on Sunset,” “The Lady In Question,” “Shanghai Moon” and “Vampire Lesbians in Sodom.”

For ticket information, stop by the Colonial box office (now), the Wilbur box office (beginning four weeks prior to the first performance) or call Ticketmaster as 617-931-2787.

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