"BETTE DAVIS IS BAD-ASS"- The fourth Walsh
BETTE DAVIS AIN’T FOR SISSIES is a thoughtful 80-minute look into the mind of one of Hollywood's great film stars, Bette Davis.
Written by and Starring Jessica Sherr
Presentation Directed by Karen Carpenter
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 Scarlet 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.
"Sherr is a One-Woman Revolution"--Windy City Times
“An enlightening portrait of a trailblazing feminist who is indelibly etched upon our collective mind”—Broadway World
"Sherr is mesmerizing to watch. A dynamic performance"--Edinburgh Guide
BETTE DAVIS AIN'T FOR SISSIES
Jul 15 - Sep 24, 2020