On June 8, 2010, Susan Kathryn Hefti's hit comedy Dear Prudence - which enjoyed an extended run Off-Broadway in 2003 - wowed a brand new audience in an exciting staged reading at Théâtre Mélo d'Amelie in Paris - in preparation for an upcoming French production!
Adapted for the French audience by Myriam Blanckaert - a popular French actress best know to American audiences for her portrayal of Evelyne the Paris Bookstore owner in the final episodes of Sex and The City - Chere Prudence hit all the right notes with the Parisian audience and had them laughing out loud through the play!
So keep your passports handy and your calendars clear: We all may be headed for Paris before too long!
Special thanks (Merci! Merci!) to Ambassador John L. Loeb, Jr. - a man who truly does have the midas touch - for taking a chance on a little known playwright when - in the middle of a blizzard that blanketed Manhattan - he threw open his doors and hosted the original Backer's Reading for Dear Prudence in the warmth and glow of his living room- raising all the money for the original NYC production in just one snowy evening!
We'll be sure to keep you all posted on the exciting progress of Chere Prudence!
In the meantime, congratulations to Myriam Blanckaert and her spirited troupe of Parisian actors on the successful staged reading of Chere Prudence in Paris this summer: C'est si bon!
Or as Paris Hilton used to say...that's hot!