Grey Gardens

May 26 — June 21, 2009
In the Ellyn Bye Studio

Book by Doug Wright
Music by Scott Frankel
Lyrics by Michael Korie
Directed by Mark Cuddy
“If you can’t get a man to propose to you, you might as well be dead.” – “Little Edie” Bouvier Beale

Fresh from Broadway where it was nominated for ten Tony Awards in 2007, this new musical from Doug Wright (I Am My Own Wife) tells the hilarious and heartbreaking story of two indomitable women, Edith Bouvier Beale and her adult daughter “Little Edie,” the eccentric aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Once among the brightest names on the social register, these two women became East Hampton’s most notorious recluses, living in a dilapidated 28-room mansion with their 52 cats. From the glittering high society of 1940s New York to the tabloid headlines that rocked the Kennedy clan in 1970s, Grey Gardens takes you inside the fascinating world of “America’s royalty,” asking: when should the private be made public? And what are the limits of America’s right to know?

Performance Times

Evenings: Tuesday - Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
Matinees: Saturday and Sundays at 2 p.m.,
Thursdays at noon

*Note: These are general performance times. Certain productions may have exceptions. View the season calendar for more information.

This show's run time will be posted below the synopsis at left near the date of the first performance.

Production blog

Don your Revolutionary Costume!

Don your Revolutionary Costume!

05 June 2009 & Posted by Kinsley Suer

Friday, June 12, put together your Revoluntionary Costume when you attend Grey Gardens and receive a $10 gift card to Sweet Masterpiece chocolates.


Eugenia Pardue: White Flowers for Grey Gardens

02 June 2009 & Posted by Kinsley Suer

In conjunction with our Main Stage production of Grey Gardens, PCS is proud to host an exhibition of breathtaking white-on-white paintings by Portland visual artist Eugenia Pardue .


Grey Gardens Frolics!

28 May 2009 & Posted by Kinsley Suer

Are you living in a 28 room mansion with 52 cats? Then you completely understand how Big Edie and Little Edie lived. Even if you don’t, though, send us photos of the part of your house or gardens that most resembles Grey Gardens. We’ll share them on our website; you’ll feel better.



I was asked by Portland Center Stage to put together a small sampling of online videos I've done for PCS over the last 3yrs, and here they are! Hope you enjoy! xo Patrick Weishampel View on Vimeo »

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