7/23 All About Eve
This Tuesday, July 23rd, we will be reading the screenplay to the Academy Award winning 1950 film, “All About Eve” by Joseph L. Mankiewicz.
The film stars Bette Davis as Margo Channing, a highly regarded but aging Broadway star. Anne Baxter plays Eve Harrington, a willingly helpful young fan who insinuates herself into Channing’s life, ultimately threatening Channing’s career and her personal relationships. George Sanders, Celeste Holm, and Thelma Ritter also appear, and the film provided one of MarilynMonroe’s earliest important roles. Praised by critics at the time of its release, All About Eve was nominated for 14 Academy Awards (a feat unmatched until the film Titanic) and won six, including Best Picture. As of 2013, All About Eve is still the only film in Oscar history to receive four female acting nominations (Davis and Baxter as Best Actress, Holm and Ritter as Best Supporting Actress).
J.E.T. Studios, Hagen Studio
5126 Lankershim Blvd
Tuesday, July 23rd
There is metered parking on Lankershim and Magnolia, and after 6:00pm, the meters are FREE. There is a parking lot across from J.E.T. that costs $7, as well as valet parking at numerous restaurants and bars on Magnolia for $5 (Brickyard Pub, Bow & Truss both do valet). You can also find free residential parking on most of the side streets in NoHo. We are also a few blocks down the street from the Metro Red Line (at Lankershim & Chandler).
As always, admission for our weekly table readings is FREE, and there will be wine to purchase for a suggested donation.
EVE HARRINGTON – Courtney Bell
MARGO CHANNING – Emily Clark*
KAREN RICHARDS – Amy Bartlett*
ADDISON DEWITT – Bob Simpson*
BILL SAMPSON – Andy Kenareki*
LLOYD RICHARDS – Travis James Riner*
BIRDIE/GIRL – Caitlin Reilly*
MAX FABIAN/WAITER/OPERATOR – Katrina Rennells
MISS CASWELL/AGED ACTOR/STAGE MANAGER – Meghan Allison*
PHOEBE/PIANIST/FRENCHMAN – Dana Leigh Lyman
STAGE DIRECTIONS/DOORMAN/MAITRE’D – Kate Purnell*
*Play Club West BOARD/VIP