In this solo piece, Barra Grant explores her life growing up in the shadow of her mother Bess Myerson, the first and only Jewish Miss America. More…
From the show:
BARRA GRANT stars in this darkly hilarious mother-daughter story. The critically acclaimed play tells the true story of Grant growing up a confused ugly duckling in the shadow of her spectacular mother, BESS MYERSON, the first and only ever JEWISH MISS AMERICA!
See it if A very interesting story. A hit-job on Bess Myerson's narcissism, bad mothering and her love-life. Lacks personal details or insights.
Don't see it if you hate badly written monologues that are constantly interrupted by phone calls.
See it if You are interested in the relationship between Bess Myerson and her daughter or like plays that are about aweful mothers
Don't see it if You don't like 1 woman shows. Shows about dysfunctional relationships btwn moms and daughters are not for you. Dont want something heavy
See it if You're a Bess Myerson fan - or maybe not, since she's bashed throughout in a show that's not stage-worthy & tries too hard for laughs.
Don't see it if you have anything better to do. Really, stay home and save your $$.
See it if You like one woman shows talking about their mother Miss America. If you like to hear that Mothers response.
Don't see it if You could careless about Any Miss America, even the classiest and more famous. Or if you don't wanna hear any bad-talk about Miss A 1945.
See it if you remember Bess Meyerson & would like to hear about her from her daughter, if you like one-person shows, &if you enjoy lots of reminiscing
Don't see it if you are looking for anything splashy, tech, or big production. This is a very low key, but clever show about a sad story,
See it if A true story of the self-esteem issues arising from a daughter’s publicly revered but wounded mother would have relevance for you.
Don't see it if You aren’t interested in a behind-the-headlines one woman show exposing a painful life.
See it if You’re curious about Bess or growing up with a narcissist or finding your own beauty inside that.
Don't see it if You want a nuanced multi-faceted representation or authentic resolution of her underlying feelings.