TOP DRAWER; STORIES FROM PARK AVENUE TO HAVANA Begins 2/5 at Theatre 72
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by BWW News Desk
TOP DRAWER recounts writer & performer Adelaide Mestre's autobiographical journey from the gilded penthouses of Manhattan's Upper East Side to the old city streets of Havana, Cuba. On a mission to re-discover her colorful family's heritage, one that includes Marshall Field (founder of Marshall Field & Company Department Stores), Marshall Field III (founder of The Chicago Sun Times), Cornelius Bliss (founder of the Metropolitan Opera) and Abel Mestre (CMQ network, Cuba), Mestre establishes her personal independence and takes the audience from dysfunction to redemption. With a gay, Cuban, concert-pianist father and a mother who was an exacting, strong-willed socialite and professional opera-singer, Mestre's extraordinary life makes for a riveting theatrical experience.
TOP DRAWER was first staged at the 2011 New York International Fringe Festival. It is directed by Coco Cohn (Mamma Mia!) with Doug Oberhamer at the piano.