February 13, 2014 at 12:03 pm EST | by Staff reports
Signature stages ‘Beaches’
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Alysha Umphress and Mara Davi in Signature’s ‘Beaches.’ (Photo by Chris Mueller; courtesy Signature Theatre)

Signature Theatre (4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington, Va.) presents the stage revival of hit movie “Beaches” Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. It runs through March. 23.

The play is based on the 1985 novel by Iris Rainer Dart and was later adapted into the popular 1988 movie (a gay favorite) starring Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey. The production, which chronicles the friendship between two women, stars Mara Davi as Bertie White and Alysha Umphress as Cee Cee Bloom.

Tickets range from $29-$69. For more information, visit signature-theatre.org.

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