“Little Edie” Beale, of GREY GARDENS fame, performed a cabaret act at Reno Sweeney Nightclub in New York City over the New Years week of 1978…this is that act… Experience a historic event come to life in the Sidestage on Woolfe. One Weekend Only!
Gerald Duval, Edie’s producer during the time of her appearance at Reno Sweeney has re-created the essence of those seven magical nights into one 75 minute show using the dialogue, songs, and unique happenings from the historic run of shows resulting in a not-to-be-missed, intimate evening of theatre. Enjoy, experience, and witness what happened when Edie Beale was LIVE at Reno Sweeney.
“PERFECTLY CHANNELED!” The EDGE NYC
“FIVE STARS – BRILLIANT!” MetroWeekly
“GRAND AND GRATIFYING!!” Washington CityPaper
“SPOT ON!” Washington Blade
“A GREAT character piece driven solidly by a GREAT actor!” DC Theatre Scene
“PURE PERFECTION!” Albert Maysles
“It’s AS IF HE KNEW my best friend personally!” Jerry Torre (the “Marble Faun”)
“FLAWLESS!” Sandra Bernhard
“SKILLFUL, UNSENTIMENTAL, yet with COMPASSIONATE INSIGHT!” Charles Busch
Bradley Keith as Gerald
Kay Thorn as David
Jeffrey Johnson as Edie Beale
Regional premiere of a brilliantly executed musical experience that celebrates the true meaning of the season!
The Village Repertory Co. is a non profit professional theatre company, producing drama, comedy, and musicals with a special emphasis on the finest plays of the 20th Century. As the theatre company in residence at the Woolfe Street Playhouse, our aim is to bring lesser known classics and new works to life in a unique environment: The Village Rep creates theatre that breaks down the barriers between the performer and the audience. We create for our community, from within our community, working with Charleston's local ensemble of actors and artists.Learn More Download Brochure