Tracie Bennett to Portray Tallulah Bankhead in Industry Readings of "The Code"

November 4, 2023
The Code

Jim Kierstead will present two private industry readings (by invitation only) of THE CODE, a new play by Michael McKeever. Directed by Christopher Renshaw, the readings will be held on Fri Nov 10 at 11:00 AM and 2:00PM. For inquiries, please email It's Hollywood 1950 and you are cordially invited to join Billy Haines, Henry Willson and Tallulah Bankhead for an evening of cocktails, caviar... and all-out war. Summer, 1950... Hollywood's first openly gay movie star and celebrity interior designer Billy Haines is going to a dinner party at George Cukor's. He invites a handful of friends to stop off for cocktails beforehand. Tallulah Bankhead, in LA for the weekend, is there with all of the baggage that makes her Tallulah Bankhead. When agent Henry Willson arrives with his newest protégé, Chad Manford, what starts off as a simple request turns into a heated debate on the hypocrisy of what it takes to be a man in the land of make-believe. The cast includes Tracie Bennett as Tallulah Bankhead, Davi Santos as Chad Manford, Wesley Taylor as Henry Willson, and Tuc Watkins as Billy Haines. The production stage manager is Morgan R Holbrook.

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