Blackfriars Theatre to Present GREY GARDENS, 4/28-5/19


Blackfriars Theatre, a not-for-profit, professional theatre on Rochester NY's East Main Street "Theatre Row," is proud to announce the opening of "Grey Gardens," a musical with music by Scott Frankel, lyrics by Michael Korie, and book by Doug Wright.

Grey Gardens recounts the hilarious and heartbreaking story of Big Edie and Little Edie Bouvier Beale, the eccentric aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis - once bright names on the social register who became East Hampton's most notorious recluses. Living in a 28 – room dilapidated mansion, the story is told in two era's, from the splendor of its prime in 1941, to 1973, when it was reduced to squalor.

Grey Gardens stars Greg Byrne J.V. ("Major Bouvier/Norman Vincent Peale), Vicki Casarett (Big Edie), Alva Clarcq (Lee Bouvier), Brian Doran (George Gould Strong), Kristin Mellema (Young Edie – Act 1), Sarah Peters (Young Edie – Act 2), Jake Purcell (Joseph Patrick Kennedy Jr./Jerry), Adriana Scalice (Jacqueline "Jackie" Bouvier).

Grey Gardens designed and directed by John Haldoupis, with musical direction by Andy Pratt. Projections designed by Ron Heerkins Jr., lighting design by Nic Minetor, stage management is by Ted Plant.

Production dates are: Saturday, April 28, May 5, 12,19 at 8pm, Friday, May 4, 11, 18, at 8pm, Thursday, May 3, 10, 17, at 7:30pm, Sunday, April 29, May 6, at 2pm.

Ticket prices are as follows:

$27.00 Adult/$25.00 Senior/$17 Student - Thursday/Friday/Saturday/Sunday

Blackfriars Theatre is located at 795 East Main Street, Just a few doors down from the Auditorium Theatre.  There is parking available on site, and handicapped seating is available.
MasterCard, Visa, and Discover are available at no additional charge.

For information and reservations, please call 454-1260. Tickets can also be purchased online at If available, tickets can be purchased at the door beginning one-hour prior to performance. Box Office hours are Monday thru Friday, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, and Saturdays, noon to 4:00 pm. For more information regarding Blackfriars Theatre, please visit their website at

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