Hilariously funny and touchingly sincere, Souvenir is a fantasia on the wonders of illusion and delusion, by playwright Stephen Temperley. The theatrical duet with music follows the incredible-but-true story of real-life Manhattan socialite Florence Foster Jenkins, as told by her accompanist Cosmé McMoon. Jenkins, an eccentric, self-styled diva, won renown in the Thirties and Forties (and cult status since) for sharing her singular genius in lavish recitals--despite (or maybe because of) her astonishing lack of any musical ability.Baltimore's Centerstage has just announced that Souvenir will be running from April 24 to May 24, 2009, starring Judy Kaye as FFJ and Donald Corren as Cosme McMoon aka Edwin McArthur. Souvenir will definitely be a show to see for those in the Baltimore area.
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