Souvenir

Written by:
Stephen Temperley

Souvenir is a fantasia on the life of Florence Foster Jenkins, a wealthy socialite and a real life historical figure, told through the eyes of her accompanist Cosme McMoon. She is completely tone deaf but convinced she is a great soprano.
The audience enters Florence's world completely, finding there the beauty she'd heard in her head all along

In 1932, she met mediocre pianist Cosmé McMoon, and the two teamed up in the hope of achieving success. Over the next dozen years, their bizarre partnership yielded hilariously off-key recitals that became the talk of New York, earned them cultish fame. The play culminates in a sold-out performance at Carnegie Hall in 1944, where the audience "turns on her in gales of derisive guffaws."[1]

The play's title, Souvenir, comes from Jenkins insisting on recording "Queen of the Night" (Mozart), saying that when her voice is not as strong, the recording will make "a lovely souvenir."[2]

Next Show

Next Show: 
Sunday Nov 25th, 3:00PM

Performance Times

Performance Times: 
Friday Nov 9th, 8:00PM
Saturday Nov 10th, 8:00PM
Sunday Nov 11th, 3:00PM
Friday Nov 16th, 8:00PM
Saturday Nov 17th, 8:00PM
Sunday Nov 18th, 3:00PM
Friday Nov 23rd, 8:00PM
Saturday Nov 24th, 8:00PM
Sunday Nov 25th, 3:00PM

Ticket Price

Ticket Price: 
$25

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