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FAYETTEVILLE: Totem Pole Playhouse Presents – “Souvenir”

July 12 @ 8:00 pm

 

 

For more than half a century the name Florence Foster Jenkins has been guaranteed to produce explosions of derisive laughter. Not unreasonably so, as this wealthy society eccentric suffered under the delusion that she was a great coloratura soprano when she was in fact incapable of producing two consecutive notes in tune. Nevertheless, her annual recitals in the ballroom of the Ritz Carlton hotel, where she resided, brought her extraordinary fame. As news of her terrible singing spread, so did her celebrity. Her growing mob of fans packed her recitals, stuffing handkerchiefs in their mouths to stifle their laughter—which Mrs. Jenkins blissfully mistook for cheers. The climax of her career was a single concert at Carnegie Hall in 1944. Famously, it sold out in two hours. SOUVENIR, by turn hilarious and poignant, tells her story through the eyes of her accompanist, Cosme McMoon. A talented musician, he regards her at first as little more than an easy way to pay the rent, but, as he gets to know her, his initial contempt gives way to reluctant admiration, then friendship and affection. Rated G (suitable for the whole family)

 

TICKETS

July 13 – 2:00 pm – Preview Performance
July 13 – 8:00 pm – Preview Performance
July 14 – 2:00 pm
July 16 – 2:00 pm
July 17 – 2:00 pm
July 17 – 8:00 pm
July 18 – 2:00 pm
July 18 – 8:00 pm
July 20 – 2:00 pm
July 20 – 8:00 pm
July 21 – 2:00 pm
July 23 – 2:00 pm
July 24 – 2:00 pm
July 24 – 8:00 pm
July 25 – 2:00 pm
July 25 – 8:00 pm
July 27 – 2:00 pm
July 27 – 8:00 pm
July 28 – 2:00 pm

Venue

Totem Pole Playhouse
9555 Golf Course Road
Fayetteville, PA 17222
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Phone:
717-352-2164
Website:
www.totempoleplayhouse.org