As writer and performer, Adelaide Mestre mines the autobiographic material of her childhood and family history, chronicling the trials and tribulations of growing up in an eccentric family among artists and over the top personalities.
Her latest solo-show, Top Drawer: Stories of Dysfunction and Redemption from Park Avenue to Havana, begins on Manhattan's Upper East Side and follows a fractured journey to the old city streets of Havana to seek out her deceased father’s cherished piano, left behind when her family fled in 1960. The show takes place in both the past and present, as the audience follows her on her quest to reclaim her family’s heritage. In story and song, she chronicles her life growing up with her mother, a thrice married, opera-singing socialite with impossible top-drawer standards, and her father, a gay, Cuban, manic-depressive concert pianist. TOP DRAWER will make you laugh, cry and maybe even... sing.
Upcoming pefromances of Top Drawer:
When: February 4th at 7p.m.
Where: Crocker Memorial Church
Pioneer Park, 1260 12th st.
To Purchase tickets: www.sarasolo.org
Purchase the album Top Drawer