Show is a true-life account of Bette Davis and Ms. Fuller
The funny and poignant “Me and Jezebel” will begin performances on Thursday, April 30 (preview April 29) at the Waterfront Playhouse. Directed by Cameron Murray, it stars the incomparable Christopher Peterson as Bette Davis and the busiest actress in town, Carolyn Cooper, who will portray the playwright, Elizabeth Fuller.
The New York Post said, “The story is delightful, the writing is entertaining, and what comes out of Bette’s mouth is priceless.”
“Me and Jezebel” is the true-life account of screen legend Bette Davis coming to Ms. Fuller’s home to stay for one night, but her impromptu stay ended up being for over a month. The powerful Ms. Davis takes over the lives of Ms. Fuller, her husband and young son. She decides what the family will have for dinner, their social schedule, and she speaks her mind in regards to child-rearing, spiritualism and the stars she worked with, especially Joan Crawford. The Washington Post calls it, “a zingy comedy…as funny as you could hope for.”
Christopher Peterson is a master of impersonations. His acclaimed show, “Eyecons,” is featured at LaTeDa, with Mr. Peterson’s incredible live, no lip-sync, characterizations of all the great show biz ladies. Carolyn Cooper has starred in two sold-out hits at the Waterfront this season, “Noises Off” and “Monty Python’s Spamalot,” for which she also acted as co-choreographer.
Michael Boyer will create the home setting of Ms. Fuller. Lighting design is by David Bird, costumes and props are by Carmen Rodriguez and Annie Miners acts as stage manager.
For tickets, ($40, or $50 for opening night and after-party gala), call 305-294-5015 or visit WaterfrontPlayhouse.org. There are discounts for students, military and seniors, as well as a Friday night date special of two tickets for $60.