This week, Meryl Streep stars as an aspiring-but-painfully-untalented opera singer in “Florence Foster Jenkins.”
In the 1940s, New York socialite Florence Foster Jenkins (Streep) dreams of becoming a great opera singer. Unfortunately, her ambition far exceeds her talent. The voice Florence hears in her head is beautiful, but to everyone else it is quite lousy. Her husband, St. Clair (Hugh Grant), goes to extreme lengths to make sure his wife never finds out how awful she truly is. When Florence announces her plans for a concert at Carnegie Hall, St. Clair soon realizes that he’s facing his greatest challenge yet. With Simon Helberg, Rebecca Ferguson, and Nina Arianda.
“Florence Foster Jenkins” is rated PG-13. It plays at 7 p.m., Friday-Sunday, Sept. Sept. 9-11, and Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 14 and 15. It also plays at 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 11.
For more information, call 633-0438 or go to facebook.com/harbortheatre or harbortheatre.net. The Harbor Theatre is located at 185 Townsend Ave., at the junction of Routes 27 and 96, in Boothbay Harbor, across from Hannaford Supermarket.