A Play by C. Stephen Foster
Produced by Maggie Swan
Directed by Scott Olson
“Legends and Bridge” is a comedy imagining former, silver-screen legend Joan Crawford (matronly, washed-up, and pickled on spiked Pepsi) who invites Judy Garland (recently fired from her CBS TV show) and Bette Davis (bitter at no longer being the “Queen of Hollywood”) up to her Manhattan apartment in 1964 to live with her as they work on a “secret” film project. Joan attempts to get a sloppy Judy back into shape by putting her on an exercise regime, which Judy takes to like a cat in a washing machine. At the same time, she tries to butter Bette up with little presents. After much prodding from Bette and Judy, Joan reveals the project she has in mind is a screen adaptation of “St. Joan” with Judy and Bette playing bit characters while she stars as St. Joan “Bette, you’ll play my mother and Judy you’ll play ‘the voices’.” After hearing this denture-shattering news, all hell breaks loose as each legend tries to maintain her position as top diva. Back-biting, catfights and skullduggery ensue. Throw in a young boy toy that Bette brings home and a drunk Tennessee Williams and watch the comedy unfold.
Auditions will be held
December 12 and 13 at 7:30pm each night. Please reserve an audition time slot on Sign-Up Genius. Please be prepared for cold readings from the script.
Callbacks as needed on December 15 at 7:30pm.
Performances will be held on March 4, 11, 18 and 25 at 7:00pm and on March 5, 12, 19 and 26 at 2:00pm.
Actors must be available for all performances. A small stipend will be paid per performance.
Characters: At least one of the divas will be a man in drag.
Madison, young boy toy
Tennessee Williams, drunk older playwright
Produced by special arrangement with Black Box Theatre Publishing.