CHARLIE AND SHARON is a darkly comic imaginary meeting between American actress and model Sharon Tate and Charles Manson, who orchestrated her murder on the night of “Helter Skelter,” the most infamous act of private terrorism in our American cultural history. The two came face to face for real for a few brief minutes in March of 1969 on the lawn of her Benedict Canyon, Los Angeles home that she and husband director Roman Polanski were renting. Charlie came looking for the previous occupant over a record contract he blew. She was pregnant and about to embark for Italy to shoot a film. They did not speak a word, but he saw her before he chose her home to target the night of August 9, 1969, when she was back in California with her husband Roman on his way home in a few days’ time. This is an “as if” Sharon and Charlie face each other for more than a stare but for face-off conversations. It's a Ghost Play that takes place in four scenes after Sharon's death, extending to the present day in California in Corcoran where Charlie is imprisoned. It’s a story of chaos and compassion in our Time. It’s part of a Quadrilogy of four Sharon Tate plays, and can be watched as part of the cycle or on its own as a story. CHARLIE AND SHARON premiered in NYC in June of 2016.
The show will be followed by a talk back with Jen Danby, Daniel Delano and Tony-nominated Drama Desk winning director Austin Pendleton of MY COUSIN VINNY.