Theater Collides With History in Charles Busch's Our Leading Lady
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The last date listed for Our Leading Lady was Sunday December 4, 2011 / 2:00pm.
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In modern-day Virginia, "hardcore" re-enactors crash-diet to achieve the hollow-eyed look of starved Confederate soldiers. In Kentucky, Ku Klux Klan members still call for race war. The Civil War, it seems, might not be over yet -- this is what Pulitzer Prize-winning war correspondent Tony Horwitz discovered when he spent two years exploring the old Confederacy. An adaptation of his memoir by the same name, Confederates in the Attic features a cast of 14 actors playing more than 100 characters to bring to life an incredible picture of these lesser-known Southern nooks and crannies. Learn More
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This was a very nice production of one of Charles Busch's less produced plays. The cast was very attentive to the nuances of the piece but did fall short at times in delivering the camp and subtle innuendos Busch had written in. Only the title actress, Mary Anne Bowman, seemed to embody the over-the-top character inherent in Mr. Busch's clever but stylistic writing. Over all though, the production was a worthy and commendable execution !
Project 891 Theatre Co’s 2011-2012 opens with the Chicago premiere of__ Our Leading Lady__ by Charles Bush, directed by ensemble member Michael Rashid, opening at City Lit Theater. __Our Leading Lady __follows the adventures of a group of actors, led by famed thespian Laura Keene, rehearsing for a performance at Ford’s Theatre in Washington DC on April 14, 1865. President Lincoln is rumored to be in the audience that night! What could possibly go wrong?
Our Leading Lady__ features an ensemble cast comprised of Michael Bassett, David Besky, Mary Anne Bowman, Liz Hoffman, Laura Korn, Jason Nykiel, Danne W. Taylor and Michelle X. Taylor.
About the Ticket Supplier: Project 891 Theatre CompanyProject 891 Theatre Company is a new theatre company in Chicago that focuses on lesser known and "undiscovered" plays.
Project 891 was the name given to the Federal Theatre Project's New York unit.
The New York unit saw the production of some of the most inventive and groundbreaking theatrical events of the 1930's including Orson Welle's Voodoo Macbeth, Dr Faustus, Julius Caeser and The Cradle Will Rock.