Meet Edith “Big Edie” Bouvier Beale and her daughter, Edith “Little Edie” Beale – once the highest of high society, who became East Hampton’s most notorious recluses, living in a dilapidated 28-room mansion with 51 cats, cobwebs and virtually no plumbing. Set in two eras – 1941, when the celebrated estate was the picture of wealth and sophistication, and 1975, after it had been reduced to squalor – GREY GARDENS is the hilarious and heartbreaking look at two fascinating women and the love between a mother and daughter.
Connecticut favorite Kelly Boucher does double duty as Edith Bouvier Beale (in Act One) and “Little Edie” Beale (in Act Two). Joining her on stage (as Edith in Act Two), Newington Mainstage is thrilled to be welcoming back Broadway’s Carolyn Kirsch. Ms. Kirsch is a veteran of more than 15 Broadway shows over a 21 year period of working in theatre in New York City and beyond. Her many credits include the original companies of “A Chorus Line” (Theatre World Award), “Chicago” (with Bob Fosse), “CoCo” (starring Katharine Hepburn), among countless others.
The cast also includes Anne Collin, Ian Lynch-Passarelli, Dan Ringuette, Jeff Savage, Foster Evans Reese, Lily Bello and Lauren Lesser. GREY GARDENS is directed by Ian Galligan, with Rebecca Urruita serving as Music Director. The show is based on the 1975 documentary by Albert & David Maysles, and features a book by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Doug Wright, music by Scott Frankel and lyrics by Michael Korie.
Newington Mainstage’s production of GREY GARDENS runs October 4-6 (Friday & Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 2pm) at the Newington Town Hall Auditorium (131 Cedar Street, Newington). Please note that parking & the auditorium entrance are located on Mazzaccoli Way/Mill Street with no direct access from Cedar Street – please visit our website for more information & detailed directions.
Tickets are $25.00 for general admission and $20.00 for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting www.NewingtonMainstage.com, by phone by calling toll-free 1-800-838-3006, or in person at The Jewelry WearHouse (2434 Berlin Turnpike, Newington). A portion of all proceeds will benefit the Connecticut-based Hole In The Wall Gang Camp.
Newington Mainstage. It’s good times. Seriously.