2085 Monroe Ave, Memphis, TN 38104
May 25, 26, 27, & June 1, 2, 3, 2018
Friday’s and Saturdays at 8:00 PM and Sunday matinees at 2:00 PM
$15.00 General Admission ALL TICKETS SOLD AT THE DOOR
Emerald Theatre Company proudly resents the regional premiere of
inclusIVitY – the Ivy Bottini Story.
Written in rhyme as a series of poems and songs, this play is a tribute to Ivy Bottini.
Ivy Bottini is a legendary activist. For 16 years, she was married, worked as an artist at Newsday and raised two daughters. She co-founded the New York City Chapter of NOW (National Organization for Women) with Betty Friedan, but Ivy was expelled from the organization when she came out as a lesbian. Ivy moved to LA, wrote and toured the country in a one-woman show, fought against Proposition 6 (An initiative designed to remove gay teachers from the classroom) and Proposition 64 (An initiative to create a registry of HIV+ people, possibly quarantining them). Ivy hosted “It’s a Gay Life” on public radio. She fought for AIDS awareness and was an amazing human rights proponent. She is full of sass, spunk, humor and blazing honesty.
Written by Alvin Schnupp and directed by Den-Nickolas Schaffer Smith
Emily Binford as Ivy’s Mother, Betty Friedan, Ensemble
Kayleigh Bondor as Myrtle, Rosie Robinson, Laura, Helen, Ensemble
Jess Brookes as Ivy Bottini
Clare Edgar as Nancy, Robin Tyler, Ensemble
Sam Eldred as Ivy’s Father, Marty, Dr. Gottlieb, Ensemble
Juliet Mace as Dor, Mary Carol, Ensemble
V. Adrian Mehr as Phil 2, Psychiatrist, Drag Queen, John Briggs, Ensemble
Jessie Hinch Miller as Edna, Lisa, Dottie, Anita Bryant, Ensemble
Billy Rayburn as Phil 1, Eddie, Lyndon LaRouche, Ensemble