by Doug Wright
This riotous and touching Tony-nominated musical
tells the story of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’ eccentric relatives, Big Edie Beale and
her daughter Little Edie. The two shared a dysfunctional and co-dependant relationship that
dragged them from their perch atop high society to a life of squalor and isolation as East
Hampton, Long Island’s most notorious recluses. Based on the famous documentary of
the same name, this musical offers theatrical magic: the actress who portrays the mother
in the first act takes on the role of the daughter in the second.