“Sherr is a tour-de-force” –The Quotidian Times
“Brilliant hour of Theater. A performance that was worthy of an Oscar” –Mumble Theater
“Sherr is a One Woman Revolution” –Windy City Times
Bette Davis Ain’t For Sissies, the critically acclaimed one woman show, will be at Sipe Center on August 6 at 7:30 pm. You won’t want to miss this powerful piece of theater!
Actress and playwright, Jessica Sherr, powerfully channels Bette Davis’ fight against the male-dominated studio system. On the night of the 1939 Oscars, Bette Davis returns home knowing she’s to lose Best Actress to Vivien Leigh’s Scarlett O’Hara, because the press has leaked the winners. Miss Davis takes us on the bumpy ride of her tumultuous rise, as the tenacious actress fights her way through the studio system to the top. Witness Bette triumph over misogyny to win roles and compensation on par with her male counterparts.
See what happens when someone who always wins…loses.
Through conversations with her mother Ruthie, her friendship with Olivia De Havilland, stories about her love affair with William Wyler, her four failed marriages, her unpleasant relationship with her daughter, ageism in Hollywood, and her feelings of regret about her groundbreaking court case with Warner Brothers (which she lost), we experience Bette’s most defining moments and her at her most vulnerable.
Watch a preview of the performance below and get your tickets today! Tickets are $22 and are available online, over the phone by calling (540) 908-4208, or in person at the box office Thursday-Sunday.