December 6—21, 2024
Meldrum Theatre at the Einar Nielsen Fieldhouse

By Stephen Temperley

Runtime: 2 hours 10 minutes (including one 15-minute intermission)

Enjoy a change of pace this holiday season—with an intimate comedy in our new Meldrum Theatre…

Stranger-than-fiction, Souvenir is the true account of Florence Foster Jenkins, a wealthy socialite with an insatiable passion for opera, despite possessing a hilariously tone-deaf voice. Set against the backdrop of New York City in the early 20th century, this heartwarming and humorous play follows Jenkins’ ambitious pursuit of her dreams, supported by her loyal pianist, Cosmé McMoon. Souvenir is a must-see theatrical gem that will leave you laughing, crying, and cheering for Jenkins’ indomitable spirit. This holiday season, experience the magic of this extraordinary true story that proves that sometimes, the most beautiful music comes from the heart.

“Delightful, genuinely funny” — The Berkshire Edge

“Seamlessly blends moments of uproarious laughter with genuine moments of empathy and introspection” — Encore Michigan

$44-57 ($5 more per ticket if purchased at the door)
Single tickets on sale August 12, 2024.

“Souvenir” is presented by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing, LLC, servicing the Dramatists Play Service imprint (

Important Dates

Monday–Thursday 7:00 PM
Friday & Saturday 7:30 PM
Saturday 2:00 PM

ASL-Interpreted Performance: Monday, December 9 @ 7:00 PM


Marriner S. Eccles Foundation



Bonnie Black
Amy Bodnar
Gisela Chípe
Edward Juvier
Matthew McGloin
Andrea Morales
Alec Ruiz
Robert Scott Smith
John Tufts

Creative Team

STEPHEN TEMPERLEY (Playwright) Born in London, Stephen Temperley first came to the U.S. as a teenager. He trained as an actor at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, going on from there to act in several plays for New York’s Public Theatre, including 2 HENRY IVfor Shakespeare in the Park, and INVITATION TO A BEHEADING AT THE MARTINSON. After going back to London he performed many roles in repertory companies; in the West End in VERY GOOD EDDIE and the Brecht/Weill musical HAPPY END; on television he played leading roles in a drama series for for Granada TV, plays for ITV, the BBC, a comedy pilot and a David Frost Special. Since returning to the U.S. in the late ’70s he has worked extensively in leading regional theaters, in National Tours of WHOSE LIFE IS IT ANYWAY and ME AND MY GIRL, the blue grass musical LONE STAR LOVE in Cleveland, many plays in stock, off-Broadway in the rock musical UP AGAINST IT at the Public, and in the original company of CRAZY FOR YOU on Broadway. The first of his plays to be produced was BESIDE THE SEASIDE, off-Broadway at the Hudson Guild. Other plays include MONEY/MERCY, produced at the Chelsea Theatre center and then as part of the first HBO New Writers’ Workshop in Los Angeles. DANCE WITH ME, off-Broadway at the 18th Street Theatre and later at Centenary Theatre Company in New Jersey, and also THE PILGRIM PAPERS at the Berkshire Theatre Festival. Workshops include a musical, THAT KIND OF WOMAN, for Dodger Theatricals, KIND MASTERS at the Mint, THE WEIGHT OF TEARS at TheatreSounds. His most recent plays are SONGBOOK, which received two workshop stagings at the York and is now also a novel, and NINE DAY WONDER, a solo comedy that he recently performed himself at the Centenary Theatre Company. SOUVENIR, staged by the Tony award-winning director Vivian Matalon, was first produced off-Broadway at the York Theatre, then on Broadway at the Lyceum Theatre. It has since become one of the most produced plays in the US and has been produced in Paris, Berlin, Vienna, Copenhagen (where it joined the repertoire of the Danish Royal Opera), and around the world to great success. Mr Temperley can be found at where he is creating the blog FIVE GOOD SPRINGS.



Study Guide

Content Advisory

Please Note:  

The age-based guidance below is intended as a recommendation only. We do encourage you to use your judgment based on your own research of the show, your own sensibilities, and a child’s age and maturity level.

Also, in accordance with theatrical licensing agreements, Pioneer Theatre Company presents each production as originally written and intended by its author(s). If you are concerned with any content beyond what is provided below, a copy of each production script is available for in-person perusal during PTC’s regular Box Office hours.

Souvenir: For Which Audiences?

Suitable for all ages, but recommended for ages 8 and up.


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