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Jessica Scherr Presents BETTE DAVIS AIN’T FOR SISSIES 8/12-28


Bette Davis AIN'T FOR SISSIES is a one-woman show written by and starring Jessica Scherr. The show will be presented for the first time in its newest incarnation at the 15th Annual New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC.
Bette Davis AIN'T FOR SISSIES is set on Academy Awards night 1939. After the LA TIMES prints the names of the winners, Bette knows that Vivian Leigh will win Best Actress for her role in Gone With the Wind. Bette decides to leave the ceremony before the awards presentation begins, but her mother, Ruthie, convinces her to stay until the end. What ensues is an interior dialogue, with historically accurate details, as well as an insight into the struggle and fight of an actress whose voice would not be quelled.

Bette Davis AIN'T FOR SISSIES will debut at the FringeNYC festival on Friday, August 12th, 2011 at 9:15PM at the Kabayitos Theater CSV Cultural and Education Center. The theater is located at 107 Suffolk Street (between Rivington & Delancey Streets), Second Floor. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at:
Additional performances -
Friday, August 12th, 2011 @ 9:15PM

Saturday, August 13th, 2011 @ 7:00PM

Sunday, August 14th, 2011 @3:00PM

Thursday, August 18th, 2011 @ 5:00PM

Thursday, August 25th, 2011 @ 9:00PM

Sunday, August 28th, 2011 @4:15PM

Bette Davis AIN'T FOR SISSIES was born after Jessica wrote and performed a 30-minute show portraying Bette Davis as part of THE REDHEADS. In 2010, THE REDHEADS ran off-off Broadway to excellent reviews. The show was directed by Susan Batson and produced by Slices of Lives. Following the run, Jessica began writing the full-length play.

Jessica Scherr, Actor and Writer. Jessica's credits include Black Nexxus' The Blue Room; HBO's Flight of the Conchords; Dan Brennon's 6 time award-winning comedy, The Video Guys. Jessica is a founding member of The LabRats Theater Company. For additional information visit:

Theresa Gambacorta, director. Bette Davis AIN'T FOR SISSIES marks the ninth solo play that Theresa has developed. Recent directorial credits include BE CAREFUL! THE SHARKS WILL EAT YOU, written and performed by Jay Alvarez and also appearing at the 15th annual New York International Fringe Festival. She is a Master of Arts Candidate in NYU's Educational Theatre Program. For additional information visit:
Key Personnel: Theresa Gambacorta, Director; Kelly Harnett, Sound Design; Theresa Gambacorta, Lighting Design; Rachel Green, Stage Manager; Doug Schaefer, House Manager.

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