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18 Mar

You are cordially invited to join legendary ladies, Joan Crawford, Bette Davis, Marilyn Monroe and Hedda Hopper, for the ultimate show-biz meal. 


A new play by John Misto
Full Length Play, Dark Comedy, 1960s
Casting: 1M, 4F

Hollywood, 1962. Bette Davis and Joan Crawford are at war. Between them they've terrorized movie studios for over three decades, married nine husbands, made two hundred films and guzzled enough booze to fill the Hoover Dam. Now their careers are on the skids and Bette and Joan are locked in a titanic struggle for top-billing on their latest movie.

When America's most feared columnist, Hedda Hopper, invites them to supper, they call an uneasy truce. But the evening turns chaotic when an unexpected guest arrives -- Marilyn Monroe, drunk, drugged, dishevelled, the face of "new" Hollywood. Soon Marilyn is drawn into the Davis-Crawford war, and what begins as a game becomes a battle for survival. Will old age and treachery defeat youth and courage? Or is there more to Marilyn Monroe than anyone could have guessed?

You are cordially invited to join these legendary ladies for the ultimate show-biz meal. It has a menu with something to appeal to everyone: singing, dancing, party-games... and just a bit of murder.

Photos courtesy of Castle Hill Players. Photography by Chris Lundie. Directed by Director, Annette van Roden. April 2019



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PLAYS BY JOHN MISTO





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