The Last Reading of Charlotte Cushman

The Last Reading of Charlotte Cushman

Written by: Carolyn Gage 

Le Chat Noir    9/10/2010 - 9/17/2010 (schedule)
University Of New Orleans - Lab Theatre    10/15/2010 - 10/16/2010 (schedule)
Attractions Salon    10/22/2010 - 10/23/2010 (schedule)

Category:  Drama

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Curtain Time: UNO - 7:30 p.m.
Attractions Salon - 8:00 p.m.
Reservations: 504-427-4816

The Last Reading of Charlotte Cushman is the tour de force portrayal of the “farewell performance” of the famed Victorian stage actress, Charlotte Cushman, said to be one of the most famous women in the English-speaking world! After a long and glorious career and noted for her roles in female and male Shakespearean roles as well as her numerous “romantic friendships” with women, Charlotte regales the audience with moving and, sometimes, hilarious scenes from Hamlet, Oliver Twist and the notoriously bad melodrama Guy Mannering, interspersed with anecdotes about her family, life in the theatre and the romantic intrigues in her circle of friends.

“…simply extraordinary…moving, poignant, terribly theatrical and funny as hell!”
David Cuthbert
PBS Affiliate WYES

Total performances: 4

Karen Shields.... Charlotte Cushman *
*=featured role

Glenn Meche ....  Director


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