ME AND JEZEBEL Set for Blackfriars Theatre, Begin. 10/18
Me and Jezebel, the candidly funny comedy by Elizabeth L. Fuller, is coming to Blackfriars Theatre this October in a fresh, exciting and uniquely inspired production. The show, based on the true life account of Fuller, recounts events during the summer of 1985 when the legendary Bette Davis came to stay in Fuller's family home in Connecticut for what was only to be one night, but instead turned into an entire month. After dinner with a mutual friend of Davis' at Fuller's home, and a friendly phone call from Davis herself, Elizabeth agrees to let Bette Davis reside with her during the course of a New York hotel strike.
Throughout her month-long stay, Davis controls what is for dinner, when the family goes out, shares her thoughts on spiritualism and child-rearing, and recounts her stories about Paul Newman and Joan Crawford. Feeding on the tension she creates, Davis makes the most of her time with Fuller's family; controlling them until her departure at the end of the strike.
Me and Jezebel stars Ed Popil and Tom Smalley, who are also known around Rochester as their alter egos, Mrs. Kasha Davis and Aggy Dune; The Big Wigs. They will bring their incredible talents as master female impersonators to the stage by bringing Elizabeth Fuller and Better Davis to life right here in Rochester. The production will be designed and directed by Blackfriars Artistic Director John Haldoupis. "I'm thrilled to work with these two gifted performers in a play that explores - just what is it like to meet your favorite movie star? We are going to have a ball. It's such a funny play."
Me and Jezebel will be performed at Blackfriars Theatre (795 East Main Street, Rochester 14605) beginning October 18 and running through November 2. Performances are Friday, October 18 at 8pm. Saturday, October 19 at 8pm, Sunday, October 20 at 2pm, Thursday, October 24 at 7:30pm, Friday, October 25 at 8pm, Saturday, October 26 at 8pm, Sunday, October 27 at 2pm, Friday, November 1 at 8pm, and Saturday, November 2 at 8pm. Tickets are $28.50 - $36.50 and available in person at Blackfriars Theatre, online at www.blackfriars.org, or by calling585-454-1260. If available, tickets can be purchased at the door beginning one-hour prior to performance. Seating for this production is reserved. Box Office hours are Monday through Friday, 10:00 am to 2:00 p.m., and Saturday's, noon to 4:00 p.m. MasterCard, Visa, and Discover are accepted at no additional charge.
Blackfriars Theatre, a professional, not-for-profit theatre located on Rochester, NY's "Theatre Row" is located at 795 East Main Street. Parking is available on site. Handicapped seating is available. For more information regarding Blackfriars Theatre, please visit their website at www.blackfriars.org.