ALL ABOUT BETTE: An Interlude with Bette Davis
May 05, 2022 - Jun 30, 2022
All About Bette: An Interlude with Bette Davis by Camilla Carr, starring Morgana Shaw returns to Fort Worth’s Four Day Weekend stage, Thursday’s at 7:30 p.m., May 5 to June 30 and two Sunday matinees, May 29 and June 26 at 2pm. Tickets and more information can be found at www.allaboutbette.us.
On an intimate stage, Ms. Shaw invokes Bette Davis to guide the audience through the early years of finding her voice against a male-run Hollywood, four turbulent marriages, motherhood, and even her personal prescription for the challenges posed by aging as she worked through her seventies and up until her death at age 81. The play explores Ms. Davis' greater and lesser-known accomplishments, such as:
· Being the first actor (male or female) to receive 10 Academy Award nominations
· Being the first woman elected to serve as president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
· Being the first actress to sue a major Hollywood studio for the right to reject roles. She lost the battle, but as Bette says, “I won the war.”
· Being the reason the Academy Award’s voting system was changed, after she was snubbed for her performance as Mildred in “Of Human Bondage.” It’s Hollywood lore that Bette Davis’ first Oscar for “Dangerous,” in 1935, was the Academy’s attempt to atone for the previous year’s slight.
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Cost: VIP: $57.50 Includes choose-your-seat general admission in a prime designated seating area and a post-performance champagne reception with Morgana Shaw General Admission: $48.50 Taxes and $1 service fee not included for all tickets
Time: Thursday’s at 7:30 p.m., May 5 to June 30 and two Sunday matinees, May 29 and June 26 at 2pm.