The Connie Converse Universe, Starring Hope Levy – A Santa Monica Playhouse BFF 2023 Binge Fringe Festival of Free Theatre Musical Selection
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It’s the 8th Annual BFF Binge Fringe Festival of FREE Theatre, Oct 15 – Nov 19, the only FREE Fringe Festival in the nation, offering 38 in-person plays, workshops and family-oriented events, presenting:
The Connie Converse Universe, Starring Hope Levy – A BFF MUSICAL SELECTION – 9:00 PM, The Other Space, all ages
Join us for this amazing cabaret act exploring the true life & mystery of our first female modern folk singer-songwriter, Connie Converse, whose songs, written in the 1950s, helped pave the way for the future folk singer-songwriters who came along in the 1960s. Connie Converse has not been seen or heard from since that August day in 1974 when she packed up her belongings in her VW Bug and drove away. 35 years after her disappearance her songs were re-discovered. A CD put out in 2009 with her original 1954 song demos went viral on Spotify. Singer-songwriter Hope Levy performs Connie’s songs in her live acoustic show, sharing the stories and mystery of Ms. Converse’s life intertwined with some of her own! Includes post-show Q&A with the artist.
Live-streaming through November 19.
Special thanks to generous grants from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture, the City of Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Arts Commission and Playhouse PALS. The BFF celebrates the range and depth of the human condition and the idea that theatre arts experiences are vital, transformative, and must be available for all.