News: International hit "Bette Davis Ain't for Sissies" in Live Streaming Run Extended Through Dec. 17
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Internationally acclaimed one woman show Bette Davis Ain't for Sissies will stream live at OnTheStage.com from July 15 - September 24. Written and performed by Jessica Sherr (Blue Bloods, Claws, Annie), this new 80-minute live streaming version is directed for the small screen by Karen Carpenter (Harry Townsend’s Last Stand, Love Loss and What I Wore). The production also features Bette Davis’ scarf and gloves, which were a gift from Bette Davis Estate, to wear in the show.
In Bette Davis Ain't for Sissies, Jessica Sherr channels 31-year old Bette Davis’s fight against the male-dominated studio system. On the night of the 1939 Oscars, Davis returns home knowing that she’s to lose Best Actress to Vivien Leigh’s Scarlet O’Hara, because the press has leaked the winners. Davis takes us on the bumpy ride of her tumultuous rise, as the tenacious actress fights her way through the studio system to the top while triumphing over misogyny to win roles and compensation on par with her male counterparts. See what happens when someone who always wins...loses.
Tickets are $19.50 each (including all service fees), available here. Performance times are:
• Wed. July 15 @ 7:30pm EDT / 4:30pm PDT
• Thu. July 30 @ 7:30pm EDT / 4:30pm PDT
• Thu. August 13 @ 7:30pm EDT / 4:30pm PDT
• Thu. August 27 @ 7:30pm EDT / 4:30pm PDT
• Thu. September 10 @ 7:30pm EDT / 4:30pm PDT
• Thu. September 24 @ 7:30pm EDT / 4:30pm PDT
UPDATE 18 Nov. 2020: Sherr has now performed the show live from her apartment over 20 times, attracting audiences from 20 states and 6 countries globally. She was even able to do nearly a dozen live performances in Central Park for small, socially distanced and masked audiences this summer. She has now added more live streaming performances through December 17th. Performances extended now thru December 17, 2020 on Stellar
Bette Davis Ain't for Sissies premiered at the New York International Fringe Festival in 2008 and has gone on to sold-out five-star runs at Edinburgh Fringe Festival over three consecutive years, a month-long run in Chicago, a US tour in 2015, and a run at St. James Theater in London. The show has been seen in 12 US states, including stops in Tuscon, San Antonio, Roswell, San Jose, and Little Rock, among many others and in three countries. For more information, visit the show's website.