The world premiere
of CHAPTER & VERSE by Obie Award
winner, Memrie Innerarity. A consummate
performer, Memrie first appeared at the Fringe in 2004 with her
wonderful STORIES TO BE READ WITH A SOUTHERN ACCENT, which
played to standing ovations. This one-person show brings
stories about growing up in the
Deep South, and the search for a path from her Mississippi
childhood to America.
Everything she touched proved successful. – David
Oistrakh, NY Times.
MEMRIE INNERARITY is a native of Mississippi.
She’s worked at Dallas Theatre Center, Greenbrier
Valley Theatre, and in Guam, where she received a
grant from the N.E.A. As a musician and actor, she
won an Obie Award for The Club
directed by Tommie Tune; was in the original
cast of The Heebie-Jeebies, directed
by Stuart Ross; and toured with Deborah Kerr
in The Last of Mrs. Cheney. She’s
written and composed musical scores for:
Moonlight Sonata, Unruly Caucasian Female,
Cancion de la zamura, 3 Stories Up,
(w/ Owen Robertson), A Mass for St.
Augustine’s, 10,000 Words—the Poetry of
George W. Bush, South and Easy,
and Phaedra, all of which have been
produced in NYC by Golden Fleece & others. Vocal
works include What is a city, commissioned
for the “Sing America” festival at Carnegie Hall;
“Flores del volcan”, and Pour lui,
a song cycle commissioned by Lark Ascending. She and
Judith Moore created Stories To Be Read Out
Load In A Southern Accent, performed at the
Woodstock Fringe Festival & the Abingdon Theatre in
NYC. With Marc Tartell, she wrote an opera to be
performed by children using music/characters from
The Magic Flute.