The Collective Face Theatre Ensemble
Book by Doug Wright, Music by Scott Frankel, Lyrics by Michael Korie
Based on the film Grey Gardens by David Maysles, Albert Maysles, Ellen Hovde, Muffie Mayer and Susan Froemke
Directed and designed by
David I.L. Poole, artistic director for The Collective Face
The Collective Face Theatre Ensemble opens its third season with the acclaimed musical GREY GARDENS by Doug Wright, Scott Frankel and Michael Korie.
Based on the classic documentary film by David and Albert Maysles, GREY GARDENS tells the story of New York aristocrats Edith Ewing Bouvier Beale (a.k.a. Big Edie) and her daughter Edith Bouvier Beale (Little Edie), and their descent into a bizarre, reclusive life of elective squalor.
The Beales, closely related to Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, began as rich and refined members of East Hampton society. The show’s first act imagines family life in the 1940s.
Act II is set in the early 1970s, with mother and daughter isolated and alone with dozens of cats, allowing the family mansion to decay and battling the authorities for repeated health code violations.
The Collective Face production stars Mickey Dodge and Maggie Lee Hart as Big Edie and Little Edie, with Christopher Blair, Mark Rand, Zachary Burke, Mary Caitlin McMahon, Brandon Spaulding, Anna Claire Edenfield and Anna Smith.
Tickets: $20 general admission; $15 seniors/students/military
Sept. 19, 20, 26 and 27 (Fridays and Saturdays) at 8pm
Sept. 21 and 28 (Sunday matinees) at 3pm
Call 912-232-0018 for reservations and season subscriptions.