NEWPORT, R.I. – Salve Regina’s theatre arts program will present its production of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Grey Gardens, March 29-April 1 at the Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St.
Directed by Tom Gleadow, performances will be given Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets for Thursday’s preview performance are $5 for the general public and $3 for Salve Regina students with valid identification. Admission to all other performances is $15 for the general public, $10 for Salve Regina faculty and staff, and $7 for students.
Tickets may be ordered by calling 401-341-2250 or online at www.tinyurl.com/salvecasino.
Written by Doug Wright, with music by Scott Frankel and lyrics by Michael Korie, Grey Gardens is based on the 1975 documentary of the same name. It follows the lives of Edith Ewing Bouvier Beale and her daughter Edith Bouvier Beale, the aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy.
The show tells the story of their descent from high society into a life of isolation together at the Grey Gardens estate in East Hampton, N.Y.
Gleadow is an Equity Actor from Rhode Island who was last seen in the Gamm Theatre’s production of Hamlet. He has previously directed A Little Night Music in spring 2009 and Cabaret in spring 2007 at Salve Regina.