By Stephen Temperley
Directed by Joseph W. Ritsch
September 5–22, 2019
Florence Foster Jenkins, one of the world’s most famous society eccentrics, suffered under the delusion that she was a great coloratura soprano when she was in fact incapable of producing two consecutive notes in tune. Nevertheless, her annual recitals in the ballroom of the Ritz Carlton hotel, where she resided, brought her extraordinary fame. As news of her terrible singing spread, so did her celebrity. The climax of her career was a single concert at Carnegie Hall in 1944. Famously, it sold out in two hours. “Souvenir,” by turn hilarious and poignant, tells her story through the eyes of her accompanist, Cosme McMoon. A talented musician, he regards her at first as little more than an easy way to pay the rent, but, as he gets to know her, his initial contempt gives way to reluctant admiration, then friendship and affection.
“A beguiling comic jewel with a heart.” –Variety
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Accessible seating is reserved primarily for patrons with disabilities and their guests. For performances in the Studio Theatre accessible seating is in the front row on the floor level. Please note that while several seats in the front row are designated as accessible seating, all seats in the theatre are available to all patrons for purchase. For personal assistance selecting accessible seats or for more information about accessibility for a person with a disability, please contact the Horowitz Center Box Office at 443-518-1500 ext. 0
Tuesday through Friday from 12:00PM to 5:00PM
September 5 – 22, 2019
All titles, prices, and schedules are subject to change.
*PRE-SHOW LECTURE BEGINS AT 12:30PM.
** $5 HCC EMPLOYEE/STUDENT PRICE/ $15 PUBLIC SINGLE TICKET
Friday Evening, Saturday Matinee, Saturday Evening and Sunday Matinee
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