THE MARRIAGE OF ALICE B TOKLAS
BY GERTRUDE STEIN
Written and directed by Edward Einhorn
“Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose.”
Everyone’s invited to the wedding of the century. Picasso’s arrived with one of his wives, and two of his mistresses. Hemingway is here too, with his wife and his favourite matador. And at the top table, the brides, literary superstars: Gertrude Stein and Alice B Toklas, presiding over a banquet of conversation about art, genius, sex, fame, and love.
Fuelled only by wedding champagne, four actors play over thirty characters in this breathtaking marriage farce, fizzing with ideas, romance and wordplay.
Praise for The Marriage of Alice B Toklas by Gertrude Stein
A FANTASY AS LOOPY AS FRENCH FARCE … A DIZZYING DERVISH OF DELIGHT. Broadway World
THE PLAY LEAVES YOU BREATHLESS, SPELLBOUND, AND MOST DEFINITELY THOUGHT-FULL. Huffington Post
SURPRISES US BY REVEALING THE COST BENEATH THE CAMP. New York Times
Edward Einhorn is a director, playwright, novelist and librettist. He is Artistic Director of Untitled Theater Company No.61 – A Theater of Ideas. His work has been performed in many of the best-known theatres in New York, where he has been NYTheater.com’s Person of the Year, and has received Critics’ Choice awards from Village Voice, Time Out, and The New York Times.
Produced by Jermyn Street Theatre by special arrangement with James L. Simon Productions and United Theater Company No 61
Running time Around 90 minutes including a (sparkling) interval.
Monday – Saturday 7.30pm
Matinees Tuesday & Saturday 3.30pm
The Half tickets £25 (£21 concessions) booked before 19 April.
The Quarter tickets £28 (£24 concessions) booked between 20 April and 19 May.
Beginners tickets £31 (£27 concessions) booked after 20 May.
5@5 Every day at 5pm, 5 tickets will be sold for £5, subject to availability. They are bookable in person at the box office, or by telephone. To be eligible, you must be under 30 or a member of Equity. Please bring proof of age/membership to the performance.
Preview Tickets 20–21 May. £15
Concessions Available to over- 60s, theatre unions, unwaged, access, students.
Box Office 020 7287 2875 jermynstreettheatre.co.uk