The Stephen Crane House Presents:
Cora & Stevie: Heaven & Hell
She was a business owner, war correspondent, world traveler, socialite, and scandal queen; an author, a “Madam,” and one of the most unforgettable American women of her day. But if you asked Cora Ethel Eaton Howarth Murphy Stewart Taylor what she’d like to be called, she’d prefer to be known as CORA CRANE, the common-law “wife” of Stephen Crane. On Sunday, November 7 — in honor of the 150th birthday of the world-famous writer who got his start in Asbury Park — the Stephen Crane House presents the premiere of CORA & STEVIE: HEAVEN AND HELL, a new one-woman show written by and starring MARJORIE CONN.
With performances at 2:00 and 5:00 pm, the original play brings the remarkable real-life character to vivid life, in an observance of the 150th birthday of Stephen Crane, made possible in part by a grant from Monmouth Arts. Attendees will be asked to show proof of vaccination (or recent negative test result) upon entry, with all guests asked to wear a mask while inside the performance space. Attendance at each of the two shows will be limited to 20 people, and complimentary light refreshments will be served in the house’s reception area at the conclusion of each performance. Admission is by a suggested donation of $10 at the door, with attendees able to reserve seating by calling 732-361-0189 (please specify preference of showtimes).