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Souvenir

Mar 13, 2009 - Mar 22, 2009

SOUVENIR: A FANTASIA ON THE LIFE OF FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS
By Stephen Temperley

Iowa Premiere Production
March 2009

Sponsored by Arthur Neis

Souvenir-Poster-WebFlorence Foster Jenkins was dubbed by critics as the “Dire Diva of Din.” “Souvenir” tells the true-life story of Jenkins, the wealthy New York socialite eccentric, who suffered under the delusion that she was a great coloratura soprano when she was, in fact, incapable of producing two consecutive notes in tune. Her wildly popular charity concerts in the 1930s and ‘40s culminated in a sold-out concert at Carnegie Hall where utterly, unbelievably tone-deaf Jenkins, was blissfully unaware that her devoted fans were stifling laughs, not cheers. This is a story of how we see ourselves and how others see us, how we make music and how we make judgments about people making music.

 

CAST
Florence Foster Jenkins – Gina Gedler
Cosme McMoon – Matthew McIver*
* Member, Actors Equity Association

 

PRODUCTION TEAM
Director – Tom Perrine
Production Stage Manager – Becky Scholtec
Scenic Designer – Eleanor Kahn
Lighting Designer – Nick Veenstra
Costume Designer – Mell Ziegenfus
Music Director – Ben Hagen
Properties Designer – Joy Kripal
Sound Designer – Ron Gilbert

Souvenir Promo3

Details

Start:
Mar 13, 2009
End:
Mar 22, 2009
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Venue

StageWest Theatre
900 Mulberry St., Suite 205
Des Moines, IA 50309 United States
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Phone:
515.309.0251