Souvenir: Judy Kaye Stars in Story of Eccentric Singer
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The last date listed for Souvenir was Saturday March 14, 2009 / 8:00pm.
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Both charming and disturbing, The Suit combines a rich musical score with remarkably simple staging as it tells the story of a husband who doles out an unusual punishment to his cheating wife: He asks that she treat her lover's abandoned suit as a guest of honor in their home. Accompanying her wherever she goes, the suit becomes a whimsical yet cruel reminder of her infidelity. African melodies interweave with jazz standards to underscore this surprising, sharp-witted tale set in Apartheid-era Johannesburg, in a haunting production that integrates virtuosic musicians directly into the action. Learn More
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Featured review from Anthony Martinez
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This play was fantastic start to finish. These two amazingly talented actors made this one of the best plays I have seen. The show is hilarious and touching.
Donald Corren and Judy Kaye play off each other beautifully. The story is told through the eyes of Ms. Jenkins' longtime accompanist, Cosme McMoon (Corren) and he keeps the show moving along at a brisk clip due to his spot-on comic timing and hilarious reactions. Judy Kaye is, of course, the consummate pro, delivering a master class in comic acting. Both of these actors deliver moments that are both "catch your breath" funny and "tear inducing" touching.
Go and see this show! I guarantee you will not be disappointed. The seats I received through Goldstar were fantastic! I plan on trying to see it again before it closes!
The remarkable Judy Kaye (Sweeney Todd) returns to A.C.T. in the outrageous Broadway role that earned her a Tony Award nomination. A fresh, original adventure, Souvenir imagines the story of real-life Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York socialite and tone-deaf diva who thought she was a great soprano. Broadway’s brilliant Donald Corren plays her wry accompanist, who chronicles Florence’s unlikely rise to cult status, culminating in an infamous sold-out Carnegie Hall performance. A heartfelt, wickedly funny look at the limits of self-perception and the unpredictable nature of friendship.