Call Me Elizabeth
August 21, 2022 Saturday-7:30pm Sunday-2:30pm
Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre
721 Howard Street, Evanston, IL 60626 (773) 347-1109
Call Me Elizabeth is a solo performance piece about the early life of Elizabeth Taylor written and performed by Kayla Boye. Set in May 1961, the play is inspired by Taylor’s conversations with writer Max Lerner as they discuss plans for a biography. Through a morning session with Lerner at The Beverly Hills Hotel, Taylor rediscovers her sense of self following her 1961 Academy Awards triumph and recovery from a nearly fatal battle with pneumonia. The play examines Taylor’s career, life, and loves, chronicling her survival in the face of adversity and tragedy, and illuminating the core compassion of her character that inspired her later activism in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Theo will be requiring all audience members to be fully vaccinated from COVID-19 this season. Photo ID and proof of vaccination (photos or photocopies are acceptable) will be required at the door.
Admission Fee $25.