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The Cat’s Meow
June 5, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - June 20, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating indefinitely
The Cat's Meow opens at The Footlight Club on June 5!
Based on the true story of a mysterious Hollywood death, The Cat's Meow offers a fascinating cross section of Jazz Era characters who intersect for one notorious weekend on board William Randolph Hearst's yacht in 1924.
Weekend guests include: Charlie Chaplin, who has been carrying on with movie star Marion Davies, a secret known to Davies' paramour, the married - and much older -- Hearst; and movie mogul Thomas Ince, who is hoping to revive his flagging fortunes by forming a partnership with Hearst. Playing with fire, Ince tries to convince Hearst that he can handle both Marion's movie career... and her private life as well.
During its 1997 Los Angeles premiere, audiences and critics were both entertained and moved by this darkly comic morality play, laced with clandestine romance, Hollywood excess, and steadily heating tensions, which erupt in a shocking act of violence.
The play, written by Steven Peros, is directed by Jamie Alley and produced by Paula Cogliano and Coco Coviello.
The show runs on Fridays and Saturdays from June 5 to June 20 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are available online or by calling 617-524-3200.
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