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 Upcoming pefromances of Top Drawer:

 Look for TOP DRAWER at The York Theatre Company in 2020!

About TOP DRAWER: An award winning writer and performer, Adelaide Mestre mines the autobigraphic material of her childhood and family history, chronicling the trials and tribulations of growing up in an eccentric family among artists and over the top personalities.

Her latest solo-show, Top Drawer: Stories of Dysfunction and Redemption from Park Avenue to Havana, begins on Manhattan's Upper East Side and follows a fractured journey to the old city streets of Havana. Told in story and song, it is the story of her return to Cuba, the daughter of a Cuban exile carrying the memories and heartache of her family, as she searches for her father’s piano that was left behind when they fled in 1960. The show takes place in both the past and present, as the audience follows her on her quest to reclaim her family’s heritage. With sentiment and humor she chronicles her life growing up with her mother, a thrice married, opera-singing socialite with impossible top-drawer standards, and her father, a gay, Cuban, manic-depressive concert pianist. TOP DRAWER will make you laugh, cry and maybe even... sing.


"Mestre has a bright, crystalline singing voice and she ably switches between musical styles, from popular to operatic, depending on which character she embodies. She is also a versatile actress, equally convincing as an exuberant 5-year-old talking about her mother’s opera coach, a 9-year-old mortified by her father’s public re-enactment of a number from A Chorus Line on, and an adult passionately searching for clues about her family’s past." 

Washington Post: A personal essay by Adelaide Mestre

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