Already on the second extension of her one-woman show, Eleanor: Her Secret Journey, Jean Stapleton has been extended a third and final time through March 19 at San Francisco's Marines Theatre.
"This is it, though," a theatre source told Playbill On-Line, "this is the final, final extension because Red, White and Tuna has to come in."
Red, White and Tuna begins performances at the Marines on March 22.
As reported earlier, the theatre credited both of the earlier extensions to Stapleton's performance and her perseverance.
"She keeps doing these little things on radio and television," a theatre source told Playbill On Line, "and the phones just go crazy." Stapleton performs the title role Eleanor: Her Secret Journey. An Emmy Award winning actress, Stapleton created the classic role of Edith Bunker on television's "All in the Family."
In Eleanor, the actress revisits the stage role she established in the world premiere of Rhoda Lerman's play in February of 1998 at the Helen Hayes Performing Arts Center in Nyack, NY.
Tickets are $30 - $50. Marines Memorial Theatre is located at 609 Sutter Street, 2nd Floor, at the corner of Mason Street in San Francisco. For information or reservations call (877) 771-6900.
-- By Murdoch McBride