PHOTO CALL: Tony Nominee Patti Cohenour Stars in Grey Gardens at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre
By Krissie Fullerton
25 Mar 2013
Tony Award nominee Patti Cohenour and Suzy Hunt star as the Beales of East Hampton in the A Contemporary Theatre-5th Avenue Theatre co-production of the Tony-nominated musical Grey Gardens, which officially opened in Seattle March 21.
Cohenour (Drood, The Light in the Piazza, Phantom of the Opera) takes on the dual duty of portraying Edith Bouvier Beale in the 1940s-set first act and Little Edie in the musical's second act, which takes place in the mid-1970s. Seattle stage veteran Suzy Hunt plays Big Edie Bouvier Beale in the second act.
The cast also features Jessica Skerritt as Little Edie Beale (in Act One), Mark Anders as George Gould Strong, Allen Fitzpatrick at Major Bouvier Beale, Matt Owen as Joe Kennedy and Jerry, Ekello J. Harrid as Brooks, Montserrat Fleck as Lee Bouvier and Analiese Ermerson Guettinger as Jackie Bouvier.
Based on the Maysles brothers 1975 cult documentary, Grey Gardens traces the lives of East Hampton socialites "Big" and "Little" Edie Beale, whose mother-daughter tug of war ultimately finds the eccentric and resilient duo residing in a dilapidated mansion overrun with cats and raccoons.