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Souvenir

July 12 @ 8:00 pm - August 18 @ 10:00 pm

$50.00

JULY 12 -JULY 28, 2019

SOUVENIR by Stephen Temperley

For more than half a century the name Florence Foster Jenkins has been guaranteed to produce explosions of derisive laughter. Not unreasonably so, as this wealthy society eccentric suffered under the delusion that she was a great coloratura soprano when she was in fact incapable of producing two consecutive notes in tune. Nevertheless, her annual recitals in the ballroom of the Ritz Carlton hotel, where she resided, brought her extraordinary fame. As news of her terrible singing spread, so did her celebrity. Her growing mob of fans packed her recitals, stuffing handkerchiefs in their mouths to stifle their laughter—which Mrs. Jenkins blissfully mistook for cheers. The climax of her career was a single concert at Carnegie Hall in 1944. Famously, it sold out in two hours. SOUVENIR, by turn hilarious and poignant, tells her story through the eyes of her accompanist, Cosme McMoon. A talented musician, he regards her at first as little more than an easy way to pay the rent, but, as he gets to know her, his initial contempt gives way to reluctant admiration, then friendship and affection.  Sponsored in part by Edward Jones

Tickets $50.00

Ages 5 – 15 receive 30% off each ticket.  Ages 16 – 22 20% OFF each ticket.

Groups (15 +) Call Box Office ( 717-352-2164  option 2) for group rates & specials.

Matinees @ 2 pm:  Tues thru Thurs, Sat & Sun

Evenings @ 8 pm: Wed, Thurs, Sat

Details

Start:
July 12 @ 8:00 pm
End:
August 18 @ 10:00 pm
Cost:
$50.00
Website:
http://totempoleplayhouse.org

Venue

Totem Pole Playhouse
9555 Golf Course Road
Fayetteville, PA 17222 United States
Phone:
717-352-2164
Website:
http://totempoleplayhouse.org

Organizer

Totem Pole Playhouse
Phone:
717-352-2164
Email:
smcmurtray@totempoleplayhouse.org
Website:
http://totempoleplayhouse.org