a Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins
by Stephen Temperley
03 Sept - 17 Oct 2007
03 Sept – 17 Oct 2007
daily at 7.30pm, ex. Sundays
Play ends at
approx. 9.45 pm
The smash Broadway hit Souvenir tells the hilarious and endearing story of Florence Foster Jenkins, an eccentric socialite, who gave a series of annual charity concerts during the 1930s. The only problem: Jenkins suffered under the illusion that she was a great coloratura soprano, when in fact she was tone deaf! Despite her lack of talent, Jenkins’ recitals garnered her much fame and a date at Carnegie Hall. Inspired by the real-life collaboration between Jenkins and her accompanist, pianist Cosme McMoon, this touching play is about the true meaning of music, the art of performing, and unlikely friendships.
Cast & Creative Team
Cast in order of appearance:
Florence Foster Jenkins
Neva Rae Powers
Michael Evan Haney
Brian c. Mehring (for original production at
Ensemble Theatre, Cincinnati)
Tracy Christensen (for Florence Foster Jenkins)
Reba Senske (for Cosme McMoon)
This production of Souvenir was originally produced at the Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati D. Lynn Meyers, Producing Artistic Director Presented by arrangement with Joseph Weinberger Limited.
There will be one intermission of twenty minutes
No photographs or recording allowed in the theatre without prior permission from the management.