Surviving Mommy Dearest
Wednesday May 8 2013, 8:00pm until May 12 2013, 11:00pm
Mommie Dearest Inc. in association with producer Jerry Rosenberg will present the New York premiere of Surviving Mommie Dearest, starring Christina Crawford — actress, activist and author of the 1978 best-selling autobiographical book "Mommie Dearest" — May 8-12 at the Snapple Theater Center in New York City.
The Off-Broadway engagement, covering 100 years of show-biz history and detailing the turbulent relationship between Crawford and her movie legend mother, Joan Crawford, will feature film clips and footage from 1940s home movies.
Here's how it's billed: "In addition to the Hollywood glitz and glamour of Surviving Mommie Dearest, Ms. Crawford who wrote and narrates the documentary, recounts the abuse that she endured in her life, discusses her road to recovery, takes questions from the audience and closes the 90-minute show with a book signing."
Also featured in the piece is George Riddle, the star of "Blood Country," which was recently awarded Best Film at the Toronto Film Festival. Music in the production is by former "American Idol" contestant David Hernandez.
Crawford's memoir "Mommie Dearest" was the basis for the 1981 film of the same name. Adopted by film star Joan Crawford, Christina Crawford is the writer, co-director and star of Surviving Mommie Dearest.
Performances of Surviving Mommie Dearest are May 8-9 at 8 PM, May 10-11 at 5 PM and May 12 at noon.
The Snapple Theater Center is located at 1627 Broadway/210 W. 50th Street (near the corner of 50th Street and Broadway). For tickets, call (212) 921-7862. For more information, visit SurvivingMommieDearest.Wordpress.com