ALZEIMER'S BLUES Extends Through 10/4 at Stage Left Studio
Erica Herd and L.E. Swenson's comedic masterpiece with music, ALZEIMER'S BLUES, which had its World Premiere on Sunday, June 16 (then entitled THE YEAR OF DEAD CATS) at Stage Left Studio (214 West 30th Street - between Seventh & Eighth Avenues - Sixth Floor) has extended - AGAIN - through October 4th during which time the show will also participate in Cheryl King's acclaimed Women At Work Festival.
Directed by Miss King (Founding Creator and Producing Director of Stage Left Studio) and technically designed by Alex Chmaj, ALZHEIMER'S BLUES is a stunner.
ALZHEIMER'S BLUES is based on a true story; the one about Erica Herd's mother, Katherine Lind, who was considered one of the best actresses working in New York during the 50's, 60's and 70's. Trained at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, the Goodman Theatre School, The Neighborhood Playhouse and the Herbert Berghof Studios, she was gorgeous, talented and a magnate for the adoring reviews heaped upon her graceful and beguiling head. Off-Broadway, she starred in I Am A Camera, The Diary of Anne Frank, Under Milkwood and The Seven YearItch. She toured Nationally in A Little Night Music and (with the Helen Hayes Repertory Company) Hamlet and Twelfth Night. Regionally she was in demand; starring in The Corn is Green, The Glass Menagerie, A Midsummer Night's Dream, As You like it, Hay Fever, Pygmalion, King of Hearts, Picnic, The Fifth Season, Solid Gold Cadillac and Julius Caesar. Her portrayal of 'Countess Livenbaum' in Anastasia was so well reviewed, the North Jersey Playhouse invited her back the following season to star as "Natalia' in their Mainstage Production of I Am A Camera. Her final performance in New York was in 1975 when she starred as Elizabeth I in Elizabeth the Queen, Maxwell Anderson's theatrical pas de deux of jealousy and power verbally danced by an omniscient queen and her royal favorite, an ambitious handsome general. The reviews were love letters. Then it all stopped. Replaced by schizophrenia and eventually Alzheimer's disease.
THE UPDATED PLAYING SCHEDULE
Wednesday, August 21 at 7:30pm
Sunday, August 25 at 5:00pm
Sunday, September 29 at 5:00pm (Women at Work Festival)
Friday, October 4 at 7:30pm (Women at Work Festival)
Tickets are $20. For reservations, visit www.stageleftstudio.net.