Once wealthy and beautiful debutantes reduced to living in squalor, Edith “Big Edie” Bouvier Beale and her daughter, “Little Edie,” drew worldwide attention when filmmakers Albert and David Maysles documented their unconventional and reclusive lifestyle in the 1975 cult classic Grey Gardens. Who could imagine that these two women, relatives of cultural icon Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, would make it to Broadway 30 years later?
"When the Maysles introduced [Grey Gardens], they treated Big Edie and Little Edie with respect. They displayed their eccentricities, but did not create caricatures or targets for people to laugh at. Truth is everlasting."
"The mother/daughter relationship is the most profound human relationship. There are very few films—even documentaries—that are that honest about life; that get that deeply into the personalities that are being projected on the screen." More>>