Cabaret sensation Barbara Brussell will perform her latest musical presentation, Come What Mae – A Mother of a Show, at the Carl Cherry Center for the Arts for two performances only: September 28th and 29th at 7:30p.m.
Mae Brussell (May 29, 1922 – October 3, 1988), mother of five, was dynamic, passionate, generous, smart, direct, hilarious, and memorable! Seventeen-years on radio — in “Dialogue Conspiracy” and “World Watchers” — provided a weekly platform to share her digesting of the news. Mae was known as one of the foremost researchers of the Kennedy assassinations, the Watergate scandal, other alleged conspiracies in America and beyond.
“Thirty years ought to be a sufficient amount of time to write a cabaret show about your deceased mother, right?” Barbara wonders.
Tickets are $25.00 in advance ($30.00 at the door), available through brownpapertickets.com or by calling (646) 298-4772.
One of Mae Brussell’s favorite songs, from Stephen Sondheim’s Pacific Overtures:
“It’s the fragment, not the day.
It’s the pebble, not the stream.
It’s the ripple, not the sea
That is happening.
Not the building but the beam,
Not the garden but the stone,
Only cups of tea
And someone in a tree.”