Press Release: Actress/Singer Joy Davidson Stars In ALICE

ACTRESS/SINGER JOY DAVIDSON STARS IN ALICE – AN EVENING WITH THE TART-TONGUED ALICE ROOSEVELT LONGWORTH
Actress/singer Joy Davidson stars in the play Alice – An Evening with the Tart-Tongued Alice
Roosevelt Longworth, on Wednesday, March 24 at 7 p.m. and Thursday, March 25 at 2 and 7 p.m. in
Daniels Pavilion at the Philharmonic Center. A question/answer session with playwright Kitty Felde
will follow.
Alice, presented as part the Philharmonic Center’s Lifelong Learning arts education classes,
tells the story of Alice Roosevelt Longworth, the colorful daughter of Theodore Roosevelt. The setting
is the week of Tricia Nixon’s 1971 wedding. Alice Roosevelt Longworth, in her 80s, is being interviewed by an invisible correspondent from The Washington Post. Throughout this captivatingly entertaining play, Alice regales the correspondent with memories of her life in the early years of the
20th century – a life that by Washington standards would be called “wild indeed.”
The Phil’s Lifelong Learning program presents more than 120 adult education classes each season featuring world-renowned teachers and experts in music, dance, art history, painting, opera, photography and more.
Tickets to Alice – An Evening with the Tart-Tongued Alice Roosevelt Longworth are $42. For more information or to order tickets, contact Customer Service at (239) 597-1900 or toll-free at (800) 597-1900 or visit www.thephil.org. The Philharmonic Center for the Arts is at 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd. in Naples. The Lifelong Learning program is sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department ofState, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the
Arts.
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About Joy Davidson

Joy Davidson, mezzo-soprano, began her career with a professional debut in Rossini’s Cenerentola with Greater Miami Opera and went on to sing 45 roles throughout Europe and North America. Since her retirement from the operatic and concert stage, Joy has returned to the theatre with performances as Maria Callas in MASTER CLASS (Terrance McNally) and two one woman dramas: MARIA: The Life and Loves of Maria Callas (Alma H. Bond) and ALICE: An Evening with the Tart-Tongued Alice Roosevelt Longworth (Kitty Felde). Recent performances of these plays have been at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Naples, Florida, the Kravis/Rinker Center for the Arts, West Palm Beach, FL and Colorado State University in conjunction with Opera Fort Collins. ALICE sold out 5 performances at the Capital Fringe Festival, Washington D.C. July, 2011. Miss Davidson garnered rave reviews for her performance as the NURSE in MEDEA (Euripedes/Jeffers) for Theatre Conspiracy in March 2011. The Philharmonic Center for the Arts presented Miss Davidson in another one-woman tour de force, TEA AT FIVE (Matthew Lombardo), which captures the fiery spirit of Katharine Hepburn, March 11, 12, 2012.