BETTE DAVIS AIN'T FOR SISSIES @ The Episcopal Actors' Guild
The Actors Guild New York, NY
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"Bette Davis is Bad-Ass"--The Fourth Walsh
BETTE DAVIS AIN'T FOR SISSIES, written by and starring Jessica Sherr, is a 90-minute one-woman show about the 1930s icon, Bette Davis, on the night of the 1939 Academy Awards. Miss Davis is nominated for Best Actress in Dark Victory, and the Los Angeles Times -LEAKED the OSCAR winners EARLY...Miss Davis will lose to Scarlet O'hara for Best Actress in "Gone with The Wind". The BOLD, DEFIANT and DISILLUSIONED, Bette Davis decides to leave the Oscars!
BETTE DAVIS AIN'T FOR SISSIES is an up close and personal conversation with the two-time Oscar winning and ten-time Oscar nominated actress, Bette Davis.
Embodying the screen heroine is actress and playwright, Jessica Sherr, the image of a young Bette, who brings us into the 60-year history of The First Lady of the American Screen. Back in her Hollywood home, Jessica Sherr, powerfully channels Ms. Davis fuming and frustrated, she takes us on a bumpy ride that portrays a tumultuous entry onto the Silver Screen. In these private moments we get a look at the vulnerable and injured side of the great star, imprisoned by her own ambition, who may often be knocked down, but will not stay down and complain like a sissy.
Witness Bette's most defining moments as a tenacious star fighting her way to the top!! BETTE DAVIS AINT FOR SISSIES offers audiences a humanizing look into the mind of an icon whose voice could not be quelled. See what happens when someone who always wins...loses.
Jessica was commissioned to expand her show and was given a 4-week run in Chicago at the Athenaeum Theatre. She received stellar reviews and is now back at her monthly residency at The Episcopal Actors Guild.
"Sherr is a One-Woman Revolution"--Windy City Times
"Audiences will find themselves mesmerized by this animated, energetic performer."--Chicago Theatre Review
"There are moments in Sherrs performance where the verisimilitude is stunning"--Local Tourist
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