Failed actor Christopher Gill is haunted by his recently deceased mother, a famous Broadway actress. It's a rough relationship, with Mama scowling down at her loser son from her life-sized portrait, chastising him for not living up to the family name. It would be enough to drive any boy crazy. Christopher decides to take out his Oedipal frustrations by dressing up in different disguises and embarking on an epic killing spree targeting victims who in one way or another resemble his Mama.
This is the rough story line of the mass murder musical No Way to Treat a Lady, opening this weekend at the Adobe Theater. Directed by Cy Hoffman, this one should offer up a bloody good time this Halloween season. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Sundays at 2 p.m. $14 general, $12 students/seniors. Runs through Nov. 6. 898-9222.