Biography

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In this classic American comedy, heroine Marian Froude is a gorgeous, renowned and promiscuous portrait painter whose subjects include the powerbrokers of the time. When she is approached to write her biography, her subjects come running and the comedy explodes into a maddening clash of ethics and ideas. The show is remarkably undated, thanks to the public's never-ending passion for personal memoirs, and also surprisingly modern, with proto-feminist Froude as the Bohemian artist who refuses to follow the conventions of the day. This smash hit comes directly from its run at The Schoolhouse Theater in Croton Falls. Directed by Pamela Moller Kareman. "In (the arresting) Biography, thanks to Henry Caserotti, we get to see the virtually finished portrait that Marion Froude (the absolutely astonishing Tracy Shayne) is painting. I applaud the three producers -Mare Nostrum Elements, Theatre 808, and The Schoolhouse Theater - as well director Pamela Moller Kareman for going the extra mile." - Peter Filichia's Diary "Tracy Shayne shines." "Astute direction." "The company delivers...with panache...but what really stands front and center is Behrman's play. Called "adult," "mature," "provocative," "intelligent," and "sinewy" by the New York critics at its premiere, it's still all of that more than 75 years later." - Backstage "a welcome revival...well acted...an entertaining and nostalgic experience." - Wolf Entertainment Guide "There are many pleasures in the cheeky production...it's a clever tale, well played, Cowardesque but sincere." - The NY Times

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