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Morgana Shaw stars as Bette Davis in All About Bette: An Interlude with Bette Davis by award-winning playwright Camilla Carr.

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, including 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; and 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.

Morgana Shaw stars as Bette Davis in All About Bette: An Interlude with Bette Davis by award-winning playwright Camilla Carr.

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, including 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; and 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.

Morgana Shaw stars as Bette Davis in All About Bette: An Interlude with Bette Davis by award-winning playwright Camilla Carr.

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, including 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; and 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.

WHEN

WHERE

Four Day Weekend Theater
312 Houston St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102
http://www.allaboutbette.us/

TICKET INFO

$35-$99
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