Souvenir imagines the story of real-life Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York socialite and tone-deaf diva who thought she was a great soprano. Speaking and singing with her from his keyboard at the grand piano, her wry accompanist, Cosme, chronicles Florence’s unlikely rise to cult status, culminating in an infamous sold-out Carnegie Hall performance. A heartfelt, wickedly funny look at the limits of self-perception and the unpredictable nature of friendship.
By Stephen Temperley
Directed by Lucinda Merry-Browne
Featuring Gael Schaefer as Florence Foster Jenkins and Ralph Petrarca as Cosme McMoon