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A Riches To Rags Story

"Big Edie" and "Little Edie" Beale, a mother and daughter pair related to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, were once part of Hamptons high society. 

The women later became estranged from their family and fell into squalor. A Broadway musical based on Grey Gardens, the 1975 documentary about their lives, is on stage in Raleigh. The show, presented by The Justice Theater Project, combines a fictional imagining of the younger lives of the Beales with scenes and songs based on their real lives and dialogue. 

Host Frank Stasio talks to Melissa Zeph; managing director of The Justice Theater Project and actors Jess Barbour and Jeri Lynn Schulke.

Here's a trailer for the musical:

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