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Hilariously funny and touchingly sincere, Souvenir is a fantasia on the wonders of illusion and delusion, by playwright Stephen Temperley. The theatrical duet with music follows the incredible-but-true story of real-life Manhattan socialite Florence Foster Jenkins, as told by her accompanist Cosmé McMoon. Jenkins, an eccentric, self-styled diva, won renown in the Thirties and Forties (and cult status since) for sharing her singular genius in lavish recitals--despite (or maybe because of) her astonishing lack of any musical ability.

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