Charles Busch * SHANGHAI MOON * Original Off-Broadway Poster 11" x 17" Rare 1999 Mint New Condition. Large Color Poster for the Theater For The New City 1999 Production of Charles Bush's " Shanghai Moon " in New York City. Shanghai, 1931. Lady Sylvia Allington is the beautiful, young American born wife of an aged British diplomat. She and her husband travel to Shanghai to persuade a notorious Chinese warlord, General Gong Fei, to donate a priceless antique jade bust to the British Museum. Lady Sylvia, a former carnival cooch dancer from Chicago, falls headlong into a fatal love affair with the mysterious Gong Fei, getting hooked on opium and antagonizing the General’s chief adviser, the elderly Doctor Wu and his enigmatic mistress, Mah Li. A scandal involving a local bordello madame, Mrs. Carroll and a cockney drug runner named Pug Talbot, leads to tragedy. Gong Fei blames Sylvia for his troubles and in a mad fit, brands her on the buttocks. She shoots him and finds herself on trial for his murder. She is acquitted but still imprisoned in her loveless marriage, knowingly sniffs a poisoned chrysanthemum and dies. “Shanghai Moon” is an homage to movie and stage melodramas such as “The Bitter Tea of General Yen”, “The Letter”, “The Green Hat”, “The Cheat” and “Shanghai Express.” Written and starring Charles Busch. Charles Busch is an American actor, screenwriter, playwright and female impersonator, best known for his appearances on stage in his own camp style plays and in film and television. He wrote and starred in his early plays Off-off-Broadway beginning in 1978, generally in drag roles, and also acted in the works of other playwrights. He also wrote for television and began to act in films and on television in the late 1990s. His best known play is The Tale of the Allergist's Wife (2000), which was a success on Broadway. This Original Poster is Large size ( measures 11" inches wide by 17" inches high ) and is printed on thick heavy chrome-coat advertising poster stock paper and printed in Beautiful Brilliant , Razor-sharp 6 color production. This is the Original Shanghai Moon Poster printed in Limited Edition. Rare , Authentic , Charles Busch / Shanghai Moon Collectible Poster - ready for framing , or simply hang as is. Great for an Apartment or Studio , Den or Office. Will be gently rolled and shipped in a heavy duty tube and shipped Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation / Tracking. This Poster is in Mint New Condition. Please email with any questions before purchasing if you are unsure about something. We ONLY accept Money Orders , Cashiers Checks or U.S. Cash as payment ( we do NOT accept personal checks or online payment at all ). Please email about local pick-up , we are located in NYC in Times Square. All International Customers MUST email us before purchasing this item.