Lee Meriwether has had a long, distinguished career that stretches from her beauty queen days as Miss San Francisco, Miss California and eventually Miss America in the mid-’50s to her stint alongside Buddy Ebsen on TV’s “Barnaby Jones” in the ’70s.
But Meriwether will probably always be best known for playing Catwoman in the 1966 movie version of Batman.
A graduate of the Community College of San Francisco, Meriwether is back on her old stomping grounds in one of American drama’s toughest roles: drug-addicted matriarch Mary Tyrone in Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night.
The production, directed by Susan Jackson, a board member of the Danville-based Eugene O’Neill Foundation, continues at 8 p.m. Nov. 20-22 and 2 p.m. Nov. 23 at the Diego Rivera Theatre, 50 Phelan Ave., San Francisco. Tickets are $15 general, $10 for students. Call 415-452-5185.
ANGRY BLACK WHITE BOY KEEPS GOING
Intersection for the Arts and Campo Santo are literally turning dozens of people away each night because the waiting list for their hit Angry Black White Boy is so long. It seems everyone wants a piece of Dan Wolf’s dynamic, engrossing stage adaptation of the book by Adam Mansbach.
To help accommodate the clamoring crowds, this world-premiere production has been extended through Nov. 30. Tickets are $15-$25 on a sliding scale. Intersection for the Arts is at 446 Valencia St., San Francisco. Call 800-838-3006 or visit www.brownpapertickets.com or www.theintersection.org.