THE MISTRESS CYCLE

Book and Lyrics – Beth Blatt                                   

Music – Jenny Giering

 

Tess, a photographer living in New York, is made an offer by a wealthy, older man to keep her as his mistress. As she weighs this proposition, “other women” from different cultures and eras come to share their stories: a 14-year-old concubine from 12th century China; Diane de Poitiers, the royal mistress of Henri II in 15th century France; Lulu White, bordello madame in turn-of-the-last-century New Orleans; and Anais Nin, famous diarist and infamous sexual adventuress.

 

By show’s end, Tess has observed, then tried on their lives – and made up her mind what to do.

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Some of the best actresses on Broadway (and in TV and film) have been in the show, including:

 

Rebecca Luker (Tony winner)

Julia Murney (Tony winner)

Sara Ramirez (Tony winner, Grey’s Anatomy)

Adrienne Lenox

Jessica Molaskey

Judy Blazer

Production History:

 

NYMF – New York City. Director’s Choice Award.

Apple Tree Theatre – Chicago. Two Jefferson Award nominations.

Auditorium Theatre – Chicago.

London – Page to Stage Festival, Aria Entertainment

Washington DC area – Creative Cauldron

VIDEOS

Are You Me and Gallery Samba – Prospect Theatre/Julia Murney 

Montage – Chicago Production

Death by 1000 Cuts  Minnesota Fringe

Papa – Shoshanna Richman, the Duplex (NYC)

Poor Girls – Sierra Naomi Nibbe

Divine Chicago College of Performing Arts

SONGS

© 2018 by Beth Blatt. All Rights Reserved.