It’s half past four in the morning of October 31st 1962, and motion picture legend Bette Davis is waiting anxiously for the reviews of ‘Whatever Happened to Baby Jane’.
If the picture is a success, it will hail the desperately needed comeback for the star’s fading career. If not, it will provide a sad and embarrassing epitaph. As she waits, she reflects on her career, from the ‘Talkies’ to the present day. Her story is the entire history of the American Motion Picture industry. This compelling story provides a unique and touching insight into both Hollywood in its heyday, and arguably the finest actress of her generation.
A One Woman Show by Christine St. John
After graduating from the Goodman School of Drama of the Art Institute of Chicago, Christine moved to Paris where she studied at the Sorbonne and the International Theatre Workshop with Blanche Salant. After four years working in Europe, she returned to Chicago and was a founding member of The Immediate Theatre Company. Since then Christine has enjoyed a full career with roles ranging from Shakespeare to French Farce. She continues to perform on both sides of the Atlantic and lives in London. Learn more about Christine here.
Visiting the Motion Picture Academy Library in Los Angeles and the Bette Davis Archival Collection in Boston, Christine St. John began to piece together the true story of this iconic woman. Her meticulously researched play is no mere catalogue of showbiz reminiscences. It is a work packed with drama, intrigue and comedy.
$5 off for first 25 tickets, until 31st December 2018 only!
Tickets available at https://bettedavis.peatix.com
Wag The Dog Theatre is proud to produce the ASIAN PREMIERE of Bette Davis On The Edge as part of our fringe series. Stay tuned for main stage production mid-2019 featuring the Wag The Dog Theatre ensemble.