by Jeanette Scherrer · October 10 - 26, 2002
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cotillion Cotillion, written and directed by Jeanette Scherrer, is set in 1957, a time when the stifled Ozzie and Harriet ideal is threatened by the seductive call of the free-living, free-loving 60s. Cotillion centers around Becky Teasdale, an 18-year-old who desperately wants to break free of the limits set by her society, her stepmother, and her sexuality, as soon as she finds a language for it. Becky's newly-married father isn't home most of the time, so she's stuck with no buffer between her and the society-driven stepmother, Mae Belle. With the cotillion fast approaching, Becky is pressured to be someone she's not: a husband-seeking, dress-wearing debutante. She's not sure of who she is or where she belongs, but one thing is certain -- her inexplicable attraction to the spoiled, rich neighbor girl, Cassandra.

This production is presented as part of the Edge of the World Theater Festival, Breaking new ground October 10 - 20, 2002. For more information call (310) 281-7920 or visit

production details

October 10, 8:00 PM
October 12, 8:00 PM
October 19, 2:00 PM (matinee)
October 26, 8:00 PM


the Renberg Theater
at the Village
1125 N. McCadden Place
Los Angeles
one block north of Santa Monica Blvd, and one block east of Highland, in the heart of the theater district
click here for map and directions.

This production has closed after a successful run

cast & crew

Writer/Director: Jeanette Scherrer
Dramaturg: Thorin Alexander
Stage Manager: Chris Kohlhoff
Scenic Design: Dave Harris
Art Director: Paul Sessa
Costume Design: Akiko Yamada
Sound Design: James Grabowski
Lighting Design: Jay Bolton
Prop Design: James Paul Xavier

Sarah Culberson as Nattie
Tina Gloss as Mae Belle
Kila Kitu as Celie
Shannon Nelson as Becky
Robert Porch as Johnny
Sara Weller as Cassandra

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