March 2–19, 2023

Dressing Room Theatre

Our 32nd Season

THE WISDOM OF EVE


THE WISDOM OF EVE - THE DRESSING ROOM THEATRE
March 2—19

Director - John Atkin

Adapted from the story by Mary Orr on which the film All About Eve and the hit musical Applause were based. This stage version is an engrossing and revealing inside story of life in New York’s theatre world, related in terms of an unscrupulous and manipulative ingénue's rise to Broadway stardom. We follow the development of Eve Harrington’s career, initially regarding her a shy, sincere and conscientious individual whose dream is realized when she is taken on as a personal secretary by her actress idol, Margo Crane. Gradually, we become aware of her real ‘dream’, and the true nature of Eve’s character and motives become apparent as she becomes Margo’s understudy and eventually cheats and blackmails her way to Broadway success. The story it depicts is as timeless as are the characters and situations they find themselves in.