When: Saturdays, 2 & 8 p.m., Thursdays, Fridays, Sundays, 8 p.m., Thu., Dec. 28, 8 p.m., Fri., Dec. 29, 8 p.m., Sat., Dec. 30, 2 & 8 p.m. and Sun., Dec. 31, 8 p.m. Continues through Dec. 23 2017
Florence Foster Jenkins was a music-loving socialite in the early part of the twentieth century. Her love for singing drove her to perform a series of intimate recitals for her many social clubs. These concerts were famous for Jenkins' complete lack of singing ability. Her soprano floated beyond the grasp of any song's key, and her mushy diction and flamboyant stage persona combined to create a horrible racket — but many people loved her shows anyway. There was something pure in the spectacle; it was awful but entertaining in the way a bad movie can be. The life of Florence Foster Jenkins is the subject of Stephen Temperley's two-character play Souvenir. Jenkins sings once again with her accompanist, Cosme McMoon, thanks to Max & Louie Productions. Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday (December 15 to 23), and again at 8 p.m. Thursday through Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 8 p.m. Sunday (December 28 to 31) at the Marcelle Theater (3310 Samuel Shepard Drive; www.maxandlouie.com). Tickets are $35 to $45.