Bette Davis On the Edge

About Bette Davis On the Edge

Canterbury Winter Arts at the Mainstreet Theatre, in association with the Purdue University North Central Odyssey Arts Series, kicks off its season with the world premiere of 'Bette Davis On the Edge', a new play written and performed by Christine St. John. 'Bette Davis On the Edge' is set in the early morning hours of Oct. 31, 1962 with motion picture legend Bette Davis waiting anxiously for the reviews of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?” If the picture is a success, it will hail the desperately needed comeback for the star’s fading career. If not, it will provide a sad and embarrassing epitaph. As she waits, she reflects on her career, from the “talkies” to the present day. Christine St. John has lived and worked in London for the past 24 years, and was a founding member of the touring group Act 3 Theatre Company, performing in the works of Noel Coward, Anton Chekhov and adaptations of Edith Wharton. St. John has been involved in theatre in development projects in Ethiopia and India and has been a Fellow at The Royal Geographical Society in London since 1993.