Brick Town Theatre, a professional theatre company based in Beacon, will present three one-acts, Dottie, Kate and Mae: Between the Sheets. An Intimate Look at Three Dames, profiling three provocative and thoroughly fascinating women from the 20th century: the literary wit Dorothy Parker, the film and stage actress Katharine Hepburn, and the iconic sex symbol, Mae West.
Performances take place at 8 p.m. Nov. 22 and 23, and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 24, at the Howland Cultural Center.
Kelly Ellenwood, a Broadway veteran and musical performing artist and songwriter, will bring to life one of Parker’s many soliloquies, Just A Little One, along with a handful of sardonic humorist’s poetry, and songs from the era including one with lyrics penned by Parker.
Adding playwright to her long list of accomplishments on and off Broadway, powerhouse actor/singer Nancy Johnston has written an original one–act portrayal of actress Katharine Hepburn.
Rounding out the triple bill, company members Stephanie Hepburn and Nancy Larsen will recreate a Chase and Sanborn Radio Hour interview with Mae West. Both women are seasoned actors who have performed widely across the U.S. and abroad, on stage and screen.
Beacon favorite Angus Hepburn is also featured and musical direction is by Jeffrey Buchsbaum. Howland Cultural Center is located at 477 Main St., Beacon. Tickets are $15 at the door, or reserve by phone at 917-991-1339. Brick Town Theatre offers adult acting classes twice a year. Visit bricktowntheatre.com.