27 Rue de Fleurus (My Life with Gertrude)

27 Rue de Fleurus (My Life with Gertrude)

by: Ted Sod, Lisa Koch

by: Ted Sod, Lisa Koch

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27 Rue de Fleurus (My Life with Gertrude)

27 Rue de Fleurus (My Life with Gertrude)

by: Ted Sod, Lisa Koch

by: Ted Sod, Lisa Koch

Overview

Chamber Musical – flexible casting 5-12 Females

Unlike most of the stage works about Gertrude and Alice, 27 Rue de Fleurus is told from Alice's point of view. Alice tries to set the record straight about being Gertrude Stein's "wife" for nearly 40 years. Gertrude grows tired of Alice's lack of panache for telling her perspective of their story and attempts to hijack the play (as only the author of such lines as "sugar is not a vegetable" can). But Alice has secrets to share with the audience that silence the famously verbose Gertrude. This celebrated couple confronts each other about love, marriage, jealousy, genius and a few other delicious topics while Pablo Picasso, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Mabel Dodge, Sylvia Beach and even Jean Harlow drop by for a visit.

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Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

Details

  • Genre: Period
  • Time Period: 1940s / WWII, 1930s, 1920s, 1910s / WWI
  • Cast Attributes: All Female, Ensemble cast, Cross gender casting, Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Flexible casting, Parts for Senior Actors
  • Target Audience: Adult

Authors

Ted Sod

Librettist and co-lyricist Ted Sod has been dramaturg for the education department at Roundabout since 2002. WRITING: Papa’s Prince, The Cousins Grimm (The Bailiwick Rep/Chicago; readings at NYMF, York Theatre and Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center); 27, Rue de Fleurus (Urban Stages, NYC/Published by Samuel French); Satan a ...

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Lisa Koch

Composer and co-lyricist Lisa Koch is a Seattle singer-songwriter/actor/comedian. She has co-written such warped shows as The Carpeters: Uncomfortably Close To You, Two’s Company, I’m a Crowd, and Ham for the Holidays: Lard Potion No. 9. As an actor, she has appeared in The Vagina Monologues(Phoenix Theatre, Indianapol ...

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