This past summer didn't involve much gardening. We opened a theatre in St. Andrews, New Brunswick. I worked as the general manager, while hubby produced, directed, and acted. I spent the bulk of the summer looking at this.
If you have no idea what I'm talking about then this is your chance to discover something amazing.
|The real Florence Foster Jenkins|
Can you imagine what Florence did? Oh yes. She sang. She moved to New York and formed her own musical society. There she met Cosme McMoon, who became her accompanist and lifelong friend. They made an unlikely duo. An elderly woman of questionable musical skill and a young talented gay man. This play features their friendship and all the ups and downs that a friendship brings. They laugh, they tease, they argue but most of all they are there for each other, supporting each others dreams. Right to the end.
It still brings a tear to my eye. Life isn't always kind but it all comes down to what you make of it. Believe in yourself and have fun. People who love you will always be there for you.
If you're interested, this is an an excellent and fun interview with Souvenir's playwright, Stephen Temperley. It features clips of Florence Singing and comments from her dear friend Cosme McMoon.