Grey Gardens at Circuit Playhouse inspired by Memphis’ own Beale family
By Lisa Lynch
Rub elbows with Edith Bouvier Beale and her daughter “Little Edie,” – Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’ most scandalous relatives! As members of Memphis’ famed Beale family, they were once the highest of high society but now have become East Hampton’s most notorious recluses, living in a dilapidated mansion with 51 cats for company. Based on the cult classic documentary, Grey Gardens is a hilarious and heartbreaking look at two indomitable women. “Grey Gardens is more than a unique and unmissable musical. It’s a gift!” says Rolling Stone magazine. It is also the winner of three 2007 Tony Awards.
Grey Gardens is directed by Jimmy LeDuc (Hedwig and the Angry Inch) and features Bates Brooks, Carla McDonald, and Emily Pettet (The Light in the Piazza), Associate Company Member Drew Hampton, David Foster (Jacques Brel), Parker Dinwiddie (Oliver!), Marc Gill (Rent), and newcomers Rachel Adkins and Dani Chaum.
Grey Gardens runs at The Circuit Playhouse March 25-April 17, Thursdays through Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm. The Pay-What-You-Can performance is Thursday, March 31. The Circuit Playhouse is located at 51 S. Cooper in Midtown. For more information or to make reservations, please call 901-726-4656 or go online to playhouseonthesquare.org.