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Souvenir

Souvenir

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Overview


Synopsis

This play is a reinterpretation of the life story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a wealthy socialite and a real life historical figure who became famous for trying to be an opera star and failing badly. She is completely tone deaf, but she is convinced that she can sing. Using her own droves of money, she hires an accompanist, Cosme McMoon, the narrator of the play, and designs her own extremely florid dresses. McMoon needs money, and thus he is willing to play for a woman who cannot sing to save her life. As the play continues, the audience enters Florence's world completely, finding there the beauty she'd heard in her head all along.


Characters

Male

Lead

Spoken

Female

Lead

Soprano



Show Information

Category
Play
Number of Acts:
2 Acts
First Produced:
2004
Time & Place
a greenwich village supper club, 1964
Cast Size
small
Casting Notes:

Includes adult, mature adult characters

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