Thursday, October 18, 2007

The Beebo Brinker Chronicles: 10/18/2007

Adapted from the novels of Ann Bannon by Kate Moira Ryan & Linda S. Chapman, The Beebo Brinker Chronicles is an instant classic. Leigh Silverman directs so flawlessly that it's a crime she's not directing more often (note to the “old boys club” producers – time to break the glass ceiling with regard to female directors); Silverman should be at the top of everyone's director wish-list. As Beebo, Anna Foss Wilson gives an amazing, self-assured performance. David Greenspan, as always, is a wonder to watch and Carolyn Baeumler, in a number of small roles, steals every scene she's in! Hourglass Group deserves three cheers for this fabulous production and the smarts and courage to recognize the gap that his show fills in lesbian representation. And it payed off nicely - the show has already been extended and I would not be surprised if it has a future life.

For Tickets & Info: www.hourglassgroup.org/beebo.html



2 comments:

Anonymous said...

ok, so it's no longer Off-Off, but still worth seeing at the Off-Broadway production. Just saw it last night and still loved it...maybe even a little bit more now with Jenn Colella as Beebo :)

Jenny said...

I agree. I've seen both productions and I think this run is even better (even though the space is not as intimate.) Anyone who hasn't seen it yet should.

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