Fearless Productions Presents LEGENDS AND BRIDGE at UCPAC, Now thru 12/7
Fearless Productions will present "Legends and Bridge" by C. Stephen Foster in association with Black Box Theatre Publishing. This play is a comedy imagining former, silver screen legend Joan Crawford (matronly, washed up, and pickled on spiked Pepsi) who invites Judy Garland (recently fired from her CBS TV show) and Bette Davis (bitter at no longer being the "Queen of Hollywood") up to her Manhattan apartment in 1964 to live with her as they work on a "secret" film project. Joan attempts to get a sloppy Judy back into shape by putting her on an exercise regime, which Judy takes to like a cat in a washing machine. Watch as all hell breaks loose as each legend tries to maintain her position as top diva. Back-biting catfights and skullduggery ensue. Throw in a young boy toy that Bette brings home and a drunken Tennessee Williams -- and watch the comedy unfold!
The show stars Linda Correll of Winfield Park, NJ as Joan Crawford, Kristine Stringer of South Orange, NJ as Judy Garland, LouAnne Salkin of Maywood as Bette Davis, Gus Ibranyi of Bloomfield as Madison -the young boy toy, and James Walsh of Atlantic Highlands as Tennessee Williams.
Director Brian Remo states, "From the moment this script hit my desk my creative wheels have been unable to stop spinning... I've never seen a project with so much potential and with each passing week the show becomes increasingly rich with opportunities for collaborative imagination... The concept the cast and the writer are nothing short of brilliant!"
Linda Correll, who plays Joan Crawford adds, " If you really think you've seen it all, think again! Judy, Bette, and Joan together set off comedic fireworks throughout the show. Stephen's script begs to be brought to life. I am blessed to be working with such a fabulous group of divas!"
Lou Ann Salkin, who plays Bette Davis exclaims, "When Brian Remo, a director you know and trust with your life, offers the role of Bette Davis in a show that will change your life, how could anyone say no!
Kristine Stringer who plays Judy Garland is loving every minute of the show, "Who didn't want to be Judy Garland when they were a little girl? Even though Judy is in a nightmare in Legends & Bridge, it's still my dream come true to play her. Legends &Bridge is laugh out loud funny, due in no small part to my co-stars!"
Writer C. Stephen Foster is honored Fearless Productions is producing "Legends and Bridge". Foster is an actor/writer originally from Bedford, TX and currently living and working in Hollywood. In addition to "Legends and Bridge", Foster has written the following plays: "The Green Room" (with Chuck Pelletier), "Divanalysis" (with Scott Wilkerson) and "Attitudes and the Dance" He also penned the self-help book "Awakening the Actor Within". His screenplays "Rainbow Sticker" (with Chuck Pelletier), "Clubbed!" and "Pyramid Scheme" have won numerous contests.
Legends and Bridge had several successful runs in the past. One act of the show was produced in 2000 by the Off Hollywood Theater Company at The Hudson Avenue Theater and ran for 4 sold out performances. It was then produced by the Group Repertory Theater in 2002 running successfully for 11 weeks.
Performances are tonight, December 2, through December 6 at 8:00PM and December 7 at 2:00PM at Union County Performing Arts Center Hamilton Stage 360 Hamilton Street Rahway, NJ. General Admission seats are $25. Tickets can be purchased at www.ucpac.org or by calling the box office at 732-499-8226.
About Fearless Productions - Fearless Productions strives to create entertaining theatrical productions that walk on the very edge of the edge, leap enthusiastically with our hearts on our sleeves, and dare to be daring. We recognize that the responsibility of true art is to firmly grasp the attention of our audience for as long as we are asking for it. We accept this challenge with the courage that only comes with doing exactly what we were born to do. Simply put....our name is our mission statement. For more information visit www.fearlessprod.com.