The Fitzgeralds of St. Paul
An Irons in the Fire Project
November 5, 2017 @ 7:00pm
Written by Christie Baugher
Directed by Danny Mefford
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Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s love takes center stage in this contemporary musical about two of American culture’s most timeless figures – and their tumultuous, storied marriage that seems ripped from the cover of today’s tabloids. Passed through the prism of Zelda -- one of history’s most complicated and misunderstood artists –The Fitzgeralds of St. Paul is the alcohol-soaked retelling of their infamous romance, giving audiences an imagined behind-the-scenes glimpse into their glamorous lifestyle, their mutually destructive co-dependency, their obsessions and their struggles with mental health.
Christie Baugher is a New York-based writer/performer originally from Louisville, Kentucky. Her musicals include The Fitzgeralds of St. Paul, Leni Riefenstahl Is Going To Tell You The Truth, The Near Tomorrow and Bobby. Her work as a playwright and songwriter has been featured at 54 Below, the Duplex, the Laurie Beechman, Bowery Poetry Club, Bard College at Simon’s Rock, Tri-Arts Sharon Playhouse, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Barrington Stage Company, Specific Gravity Ensemble, Two River Theater Company, York Theatre Company and the Seoul Institute of the Arts in South Korea. Her choral arrangements for New York’s Peace of Heart Choir are part of the rotating soundscape at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. Christie is a graduate of the NYU/Tisch Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program (Cycle 21) and a proud member of the Dramatists Guild of America. She is a 2015 honoree of the York Theatre Company’s NEO (“new/emerging/outstanding”) program, under the mentorship of Michael John LaChiusa. www.christiebaugher.com
Danny Mefford is a director and choreographer for the stage and screen. Broadway: Dear Evan Hansen, Fun Home, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, The Bridges of Madison County. Other New York: Love’s Labour’s Lost, The Good Person of Szechwan, Much Ado About Nothing, Pump Boys and Dinettes for City Center Encores!, Melancholy Play, Dance Dance Revolution. Other: The Sound of Music (U.S. tour), Miss You Like Hell (La Jolla Playhouse), Rise (NBC). Directing: Becoming Liv Ullmann (NY Fringe), Wasted (Ars Nova), The Maids. Drama Desk, Lortel and Astaire Award nominee for choreography. MFA from Brown University, BS from the University of Evansville.
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