Gertrude Stein And A Companion

Gertrude Stein And A Companion

Written by: Winn Wells 

Marigny Theatre    6/27/2008 - 7/13/2008 (schedule)

Category:  Drama

Photo Gallery (6 images)

The play begins just after the death of Gertrude Stein. Her ghost returns to Alice B. Toklas and the genesis and development of their relationship is richly portrayed. Mr. Wells has truly captured the feeling, art, music and literature of Paris of those years, when Picasso and Hemingway and Matisse and all of Gertrude's friends spent their free time in the great writer's salon.

A special benefit preview performance for the Breast Cancer Foundation will be held on Thursday, June 26th, sponsored by the Crescent City Outlaws.

Preview tickets are $25 and may be purchased from any member of the Crescent City Outlaws or by calling 504-813-7271 or 501-218-8559.

Performances at 8:00 PM on Fridays and Saturdays. Matinees at 2:00 PM on Sundays.

Total performances: 9

Karen Shields.... Gertrude Stein *
Lisa Davis.... Alice B. Toklas *
*=featured role

Glenn Meche ....  Director; Photographer; Poster Design; Logo Design; Program Design
Timm Holt ....  Lighting Design
Dave Fuller ....  Stage Manager
Eric Martin Webb ....  Stage Manager
Donald James ....  Executive Producer
Wesley Callaway ....  Set Decoration


Gertrude Stein and a Companion
To Do Productions brings Gertrude Stein and a Companion to the Marigny Theatre beginning with a special preview on Thursday, June 26. Win Wells’ play is a touching and poingnant portrait of Gertrude Stein, the Lost Generation writer, and her companion Alice B. Toklas.
by Allison Good
Betst of New Orleans 6/23/08
Gertrude Stein and a Companion
As the curtain opens, one is suddenly exalted by a kaleidoscope of the brilliant colors of some of the paintings Ms. Stein owned. They are lit (upstage rear) behind a curtain of scrim which makes them so vivid that the symbol of all they imply creatively and all that Ms. Stein encouraged from their creators comes together in an epiphany of amazement and joy and beauty.
by Patrick Shannon
Ambush Magazine 7/01/08
Gertrude and Alice, Together Again at Marigny Theatre
As the poet herself might have put it, "A play is a play is a play is a play." Or, in the case of "Gertrude Stein and a Companion" at Marigny Theatre: "Miss Stein upon the stage; engage."
by David Cuthbert
Times Picayune 7/04/08
Modernist Women
To Do Productions' Gertrude Stein and a Companion entertains and fascinates. It's well worth the look at the private life behind the legendary writer.
by Dalt Wonk
Gambit Weekly 7/14/08
From rousing musicals to biting satire, N.O. theaters staged a slew of winners
by David Cuthbert
Times Picayune 12/26/08
2008 Theater Year in Review: Curtain Calls
The big news in theater this year was small. Some of the biggest surprises were either small shows or on small stages.
by Dalt Wonk
Gambit Weekly 12/29/08

Notes: Preview benefit for the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
References: Media; MPC
Record created by: gmeche

NOTE: is a free website controlled by its users from all over the world. The information on is entered by its registered members using show programs, newspapers, the internet or other reference materials as a source. Therefore, this page may not be an accurate or complete representation of this production or the people listed in the credits. Most likely, the credits listed here were entered by someone involved in this production.
If you were in this production and would like to update this page, or create/claim your own profile, you can register for free.