Back by popular demand, Bette Davis Ain’t for Sissies returns to The Athenaeum after last season’s successful 4-week run featuring “a fascinating look at Davis’s life and career,”(Chicago Theater and Arts). Commissioned by The Athenaeum for a repeat-performance, now with an extended full-length version of the show, experience for yourself the actress and writer, Jessica Sherr, “whose Davis isn’t quite like any you’ve seen, adding a bright comic energy” –Chicago Reader, Bette Davis Ain’t for Sissies is a one-woman show about 1930s-icon, Bette Davis, on the night of the 1939 Academy Awards.
Young Miss Davis is nominated for Best Actress in Dark Victory, but the Los Angeles Times LEAKED the OSCAR winners EARLY. The bold, defiant, and disillusioned Davis decides to leave the Oscars! Journey into the starlet’s battle to win freedom from the grip and control of the studio moguls and flash forward to how Hollywood treats the aging star. Witness Bette’s most defining moments as a tenacious star fighting her way to the top! See what happens when someone who always wins…loses.