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Carpenter Square Theatre
Venue: 800 W Main (Mailing: 806 W Main), Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73106
ME AND JEZEBEL – by Elizabeth L. Fuller
Directed by Linda McDonald
When: 5:00-7:30 p.m. Sunday, October 1, 2017 — Readings from the script. Plan to arrive no later than 6:00 p.m.; if needed, callbacks will be at 7:00 pm Monday, October 2.
Where: Carpenter Square Theatre, located at 800 W. Main. Parking is free on the street, at Dagwell Dixie next door, and in nearby parking lots.
What: Bring a recent photo and résumé.
Hard copy perusal scripts will be available for a $10 refundable deposit. Please call CST at 405-232-6500 or email [email protected]
to make arrangements to check out a script. Call or contact Melinda before dropping by to make sure a script is available and someone is in the office to check it out to you.
Office Hours: Closed Mondays. Open Tuesdays through Fridays 1-6:00 pm.
Performance dates: November 24-25, December 1-2, 7-10, and 14-16, 2017. (Brush-up rehearsal on November 30.)
Rehearsals: Shortly after auditions, the cast will meet for a read-thru. Since this is a two-person show, rehearsals will begin in earnest approximately October 16. Most rehearsals are scheduled Mon-Fri at 7 p.m. with Saturday or Sunday rehearsals scheduled only if needed to accommodate week-night conflicts. 1st tech is the afternoon of Sunday, November 19.
CAST: 2 Women — one aged 30-40 and one aged 50s-60s (to play a Bette Davis in her 70s).
ELIZABETH FULLER (30-40) A wife, a mother of a pre-school aged son, and a writer who is currently working on a book about a real-life gospel singer and faith healer. She becomes an expert at running interference between the irascible Ms. Davis and her long-suffering husband and impressionable son.
BETTE DAVIS (50s-60s to play a Bette in her seventies) She is charming one minute and cutting and imperious the next, but always proud to be a “star.” Even though she thrives on tension and conflict throughout her 32-day stay at the Fuller home, she is ultimately a gracious lady.
What if Margo Channing came for dinner but Baby Jane stayed for breakfast? Star-struck Elizabeth Fuller's dream came true one evening in 1985 when legendary actress Bette Davis came to dinner at her dilapidated New England cottage and ended up staying for over a month. Fuller’s hilarious true story captures the challenges of trying to please the irascible queen of Hollywood in so adverse a condition as ordinary life. Then, after 32 days, the New York hotel strike ends, and the star departs as quickly as she arrived. But she leaves behind a gracious thank you letter and, as Bette Davis herself might have said, one hell-uv-a good story.
“The story is delightful, the writing is entertaining, and what comes out of Bette Davis’ mouth is priceless.” – New York Post. “...[a] zingy comedy....a hoot...as funny as you could hope for...” – Washington Times.