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Bette Davis Ain't for Sissies - July 1st
Friday, July 1, 2022
Doors: 7:00 PM Show: 7:30 PM
Downtown Cowtown
2401 North Main St.
Fort Worth, Texas 76164
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Bette Davis Ain't for Sissies - July 1st at Downtown Cowtown at the ISIS Theatre, Ft Worth

July 1st, 2022 - Doors @ 7:00 - Showtime @ 7:30

  • $35 - General Admission

Actress and playwright, Jessica Sherr, powerfully channels Bette Davis’ fight against the male-dominated studio system. On the night of the 1939 Oscars, Bette Davis returns home knowing she’s to lose Best Actress to Vivien Leigh’s Scarlett O’Hara, because the press has leaked the winners. Miss Davis takes us on the bumpy ride of her tumultuous rise, as the tenacious actress fights her way through the studio system to the top. Witness Bette triumph over misogyny to win roles and compensation on par with her male counterparts.

See what happens when someone who always wins...loses.

Through conversations with her mother Ruthie, her friendship with Olivia De Havilland, stories about her love affair with William Wyler, her four failed marriages, her unpleasant relationship with her daughter, ageism in Hollywood, and her feelings of regret about her groundbreaking court case with Warner Brothers (which she lost), we experience Bette’s most defining moments and her at her most vulnerable.

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Advance GA
$35.00

Jessica Sherr, “Bright Comedic Energy” - Chicago Reader

IS A FUNNY LITTLE LADY WITH BIG DREAMS.

Jessica grew up in San Diego and now lives in New York City. She is an award-winning Actress/Writer/Producer. Jessica appears on CLAWS (TNT), CLOAK AND DAGGER (ABC FreeForm) and on BLUE BLOODS (CBS).

Jessica produced and stars in the award-winning series, Scratch This. Jessica’s dark comedy short, Wicked Image, screened at Lighthouse Film Festival 2021. She acts and co-produced, We are the Prototypes, World Premiere at Dances with Films and Dragon-Con (Audience Choice Award) 2018. Returned to Dances with Films with Dance Till Dawn 2020.

Jessica is the actress / writer of the acclaimed one-woman show, BETTE DAVIS AIN'T FOR SISSIES. She had her international debut at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival and had two successful 4-week runs in Chicago.

Jessica feature film script, BETTE, based off her solo show, was a finalist for ScreenCraft, Top 10% Nicholls Fellowship, Finalist for Scriptapalooza 2020.

Jessica is a graduate of the Wynn Handman Acting Studio and has studied improv at UCB and The PIT. She lives in New York. Jessica is a certified personal trainer and holds her New York Real Estate License.When not acting you can find her surfing at Rockaway Beach.

"Rebel with a Cause"--Chicago Stage and Cinema

I AM NOT AFRAID TO TAKE RISKS. I HUSTLE BECAUSE I AM PASSIONATE ABOUT MY WORK. I WAS BORN FUNNY. I UNDERSTAND DRAMA IS PART OF BEING HUMAN. IMPROV IS EXCELLENT AT PARTIES. I ALWAYS ANSWER WITH “YES AND”. TEARS CAN BE HAPPY OR SAD. I GET ALONG WITH OTHERS.

MUCH LOVE,

J.S.