A Month of Audrey.

MBDBRAT EC032They did it with Hitchcock and Neil Simon; now it’s Audrey Hepburn’s turn. Inspired by the imminent arrival of a stage production of the thriller Wait Until Dark, Rochester’s Geva Theatre has teamed up with WXXI and The Little Theatre to schedule a monthlong Hepburn retrospective.

The series, which starts tonight, includes:

  • August 20 – Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961), the definitive Hepburn film, with the star playing an elusive Manhattan party girl.
  • August 27 – Wait Until Dark (1967), a classic woman-in-jeopardy thriller with a blind Hepburn fighting off killers in her cramped basement apartment.
  • September 3 – Funny Face (1957), my personal favorite of her films, a magnificent style mash-up of Beat poetry and ’50s glamour – all set to a soundtrack of Gershwin songs, and with Fred Astaire. You can’t go wrong with Funny Face.
  • September 10 – A double feature of Sabrina (1954), featuring Hepburn opposite Humphrey Bogart and William Holden; and Charade (1963), Stanley Donen’s fizzy caper, also starring Cary Grant.

All shows start at 6:30pm at The Little, 240 East Ave. in Rochester. A multi-night ticket discount is available; for details, visit the Little’s page.