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Bette Davis Ain’t For Sissies, Two Performances Only

Bette Davis Ain’t For Sissies will be at 3Below Theaters in San Jose for just two performances on Aug. 23 and Aug. 24.

Bette Davis Ain’t For Sissies written by and starring Jessica Sherr, is a 90-minute one-woman show about the 1930s icon, Bette Davis, on the night of the 1939 Academy Awards. Miss Davis is nominated for Best Actress in “Dark Victory”, and the Los Angeles Times leaked the Oscar winners early. When Bette Davis hears that Vivian Leigh will be declared the winner, she decides to leave the Oscars.

Embodying the screen heroine is actress and playwright, Sherr, the image of a young Davis. Sherr brings the audience into the 60-year history of “The First Lady of the American Screen.” Back in her Hollywood home Sherr powerfully channels Ms. Davis fuming and frustrated, as she takes the audience on a bumpy ride that portrays a tumultuous entry onto the Silver Screen.


In these private moments audience members get a look at the vulnerable and injured side of the great star, imprisoned by her own ambition, who may often be knocked down, but will not stay down and never complain like a sissy.

Witness Davis’ most defining moments as a tenacious starlet fighting her way to the top. See what happens when someone who always wins…loses. “If it’s the end of the world let’s make it memorable! Be Fierce. Be Bold. Be a Yankee!”

Bette Davis Ain’t For Sissies is presented as part of Guggenheim Entertainment at 3Below Theaters’ Guest Artist Series.

There are only two performances — Friday, Aug. 23 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 24 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $35 – $45 and are available online at or 408-404-7711. 3Below Theaters & Lounge is located at 288 S. Second Street (corner of San Carlos Street), San Jose. Validated parking in the garage directly above the venue.

Watch a short video promo for Bette Davis Ain’t For Sissies on YouTube,

Learn more about Jessica Sherr on her website,


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