The Last Flapper

by  William Luce

Full Length Play, Drama  /  1f

"A cry of the heart that relentlessly delivers the truth." - The New York Times

Based on her letters and stories, this exciting play is the definitive portrait of Mrs. F. Scott Fitzgerald: the glamorous, fun loving and tragic Zelda. As in The Belle of Amherst, Lucifer's Child, and Bronte, Luce reveals the contradictions…

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The Last Flapper

by  William Luce

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    1f
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    Biography

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Based on her letters and stories, this exciting play is the definitive portrait of Mrs. F. Scott Fitzgerald: the glamorous, fun loving and tragic Zelda. As in The Belle of Amherst, Lucifer's Child, and Bronte, Luce reveals the contradictions and mysteries of an extraordinary woman while fashioning a moving yet witty play. Set in an insane asylum on the last day of Zelda's life, the play unfolds as a hypnotic session. Zelda tells of her innocent rebellion as a southern belle, of her destructive marriage and of her mental disintegration.
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"A cry of the heart that relentlessly delivers the truth." - The New York Times

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  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

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  • Time Period: 1940s / WWII
  • Setting: March 10, 1948. Late evening. The office of Zelda's psychiatrist. Highland Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina.
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

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Cast Attributes

  • All Female
  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

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Authors

William Luce

William Luce wrote his Broadway and London success The Belle of Amherst for Julie Harris, who won her fifth Tony Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of Emily Dickinson. For American soprano Renée Fleming, Luce wrote My Business Is To Love, which Fleming premiered in Lincoln Cente ...

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THE LAST FLAPPER was first presented at the Alley Theatre in September, 1987. It was directed by Charles Nelson Reilly.

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