Wit & Wisdom: Monologues of Ruth Draper
By Ruth Draper
Originally directed by Catie O'Donnell
Ruth Draper (1884-1956) was a solo performer long before it was cool. She literally performed before the crowned heads of Europe (Queen Mary and King George V) and counted Laurence Olivier and George Bernard Shaw among her fans. Agatha Christie modeled two characters after her – and Lilly Tomlin and Tom Waits both cite her as a major influence.
The monologues selected for Wit & Wisdom showcase Draper’s evergreen understanding of the human experience and her wicked sense of humor, administered with a kindly touch. Join 8 remarkable female actors as they present their interpretations of Ruth Draper's inimitable characters.
Produced by TAPIT/new works Ensemble Theater at The Winnebago Cafe, 2262 Winnebago Street; Madison, WI 53704
Performances: October 20, 2019
Sunday, 5:00 PM, Doors open for drinks and hors d'ouevres at 4:00 PM.
Ticket Prices: $20
Call 608-244-2938 for reservations or more information.