The Best of Edinburgh

Michael Schimmel Center For The Arts, Pace University
3 Spruce St, New York, NY 10038
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

For five performances only, New York City welcomes The Best Of Edinburgh, the two top award winning plays from the Edinburgh Fringe, the Largest Arts Festival in the World. This Outstanding Event features: Rosebud: The Lives Of Orson Welles and Sisters, Such Devoted Sisters. Rosebud: The Lives Of Orson Welles explores the multiple personae of Orson Welles from child prodigy to cultural legend, as the great conjuror revolutionizes Broadway, broadcasting and Hollywood until his Icarus-like fall from grace to frozen-pea salesman. THE GUARDIAN (London) proclaims "Jenkins' intelligent script has a pleasing density and ...a sharpness...that matches the wit of its subject." And THE DAILY TELEGRAPH (LONDON) says "Brilliant...impassioned... played to perfection...sophisticated...A stellar production!" Rosebud is written by Mark Jenkins, Directed by Joshua Richards and starring Christian McKay as Orson Welles. Sisters, Such Devoted Sisters is an unnerving experience, combining a sickening crime story from Glasgow's gay underworld with a touching comic narrative about a young man creating an unlikely identity for himself. Barr's engaging character, Bernice, introduces her friends and family; a self-combusting grandmother and violent transvestites. The irony of the title grows ever clearer as you watch this riveting play. THE DAILY TELEGRAPH (LONDON) calls Sisters, Such Devoted Sisters, "Riotously funny... Barr is an observant writer and a compelling performer" THE GUARDIAN (LONDON) says, "hilarious and intensely moving" THE GUARDIAN (LONDON). Sisters, Such Devoted Sisters is written & performed by Russell Barr. There is a special Benefit and Reception on Monday, November 8 at 6:30 PM.

Visit the The Best of Edinburgh website:

http://www.caroltambor.com/award