Ruth Draper's Monologues
April 8 - May 18, 2014
Gil Cates Theater
Written by Ruth Draper
Performed and Directed by Annette Bening
"Salute to a master ... Glows! - Los Angeles Times
"Brilliant and funny!" - Entertainment Weekly
"Bening escalates the action and excitement!" - Variety
"Bening attacks the monologues with both humility and gusto!" - The Hollywood Reporter
"A comic bang… A veritable satiric goldmine.” - Theatermania
"Go, Go, Go!" "Too Funny! This is a delicious evening of theatre!" - Broadwayworld.com
“ Bening is remarkable for the lightness of her comic touch.” - Theatermania
A tour de force for an actor at the top of her craft.
A pioneer in 20th century drama, Ruth Draper was described as “the greatest individual performer that America has ever given us.” Her uncanny ability, while alone on stage, to shift between many characters brought awe to actors, royalty and throngs of crowds for decades. Now, Annette Bening makes Draper’s timeless monologues her own — highlighting their continued influence on audiences and artists alike. Meet the harried society woman, the hostess, the debutante and the instructress of poise. Like Draper before her, Bening embraces and embodies these monologues in this tour-de-force premiere.
Producing Partner Linda Bernstein Rubin