|One-Woman Show “The Last Flapper” to be Performed at Limestone|
Sylvia Queener, a Limestone College senior theatre major from Penn Yan, NY, will star in a one-woman production of The Last Flapper Thursday and Friday in the Limestone Center Theatre. Curtain times are 7:30 pm.
Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for seniors (65 and up) and students. Limestone students, faculty and staff will be admitted free with college identification.
The term "flappers" refers to young Western women in the 1920s who wore short skirts, bobbed their hair, listened to jazz, and flaunted their disdain for what was then considered acceptable behavior.
The play, which is Sylvia's senior capstone performance at Limestone, is based upon the life of Zelda Fitzgerald, wife of author F. Scott Fitzgerald. After the success of his first novel, This Side of Paradise, Zelda and Scott were hailed by newspapers of New York as the embodiments of the Jazz Age and the roaring Twenties. The relationship was a tempestuous one though and led Zelda to be admitted to a sanatorium where she was diagnosed with Bipolar disorder.
The Last Flapper is set in the sanatorium on the last day of Zelda's life. During a hypnotic session, Zelda tells of her innocent rebellion as a Southern belle and her destructive marriage.
Sylvia, who has also been an integral member of Limestone's Lacrosse Team, has been a lead figure in Limestone's Theater Department in many productions since her arrival. Among these roles include Lizzie from The Rainmaker, Maggie from Dancing at Lughnasa, and Annabella/Pamela/Margaret from The 39 Steps.