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Master Class | Theatre Memphis

Kacky Walton has a conversation with Kell Christie and Susan Brindley. Kell is directing Terrance McNally’s “Master Class” at Theatre Memphis, and Susan is taking on the role of opera diva Maria Callas.

Inspired by Callas’s legendary master classes held at Juilliard in the 1970’s, the play shows Maria Callas reminiscing about the glories and criticisms of her own career and tumultuous life.

I owe my radio career to the Ford Motor Company. My daddy had a Ford dealership in our hometown of Clarksdale, Mississippi, and he thought it would be cute if his 7-year old daughter did his radio commercials. The pay wasn't great, just a pack of Wrigley's gum, but I was hooked on radio from then on.