George Benedict (F. Scott Fitzgerald)Kelly Brighton (Ernest Hemingway)Kat Brower (Caribel Cone)Heather Compton (Marel)Elizabeth Ferraris (Etta Cone)David Gangel (Pablo Picasso)Dylan George (Gregory)Karin Hallén (Dolores)Andrea Mora Hidalgo (Kiki de Montparnasse)Malua Jones (Cristina Casati Stampa de Soncino)Genevieve Joy (Zelda Fitzgerald)Christina Lemon (Gertrude Stein)Cat Pursel (Fania Marinof)Kelly Lynn Reiter (Evelyn)Courtney Slusser (Evelyn Nesbit)Alison Stolpa (Alice B. Toklas)Terrence Taylor (Carl Van Vechten)Laurent Tetard (Henri Matisse)
When Leo Stein left 27 Rue de Fleurus, he and his sister Gertrude divided their art collection. The two agreed that Leo would take sixteen Renoirs, and leave with Gertrude the Picassos, most of the Matisses, and the Cezannes, with one exception: Cezanne's 'Five Apples' When Gertrude fought her brother over possession of 'Five Apples', Leo's responded by saying: "The Cezanne apples have a unique importance to me that nothing can replace - I'm afraid you'll have to look upon the loss of the 'Five Apples' as an act of God." But as the saying goes, 'out of sight, out of mind' and with Leo and Cezanne's 'Five Apples' gone, Gertrude forgot about still-life turned her focus to cubism. ...Or did she? Based on true events, 27 Rue de Fleurus is the story of Gertrude Stein's fight to reclaim Cezanne's 'Five Apples' as imagined by writer, director Octavio Carlin. The action takes place in Paris at 27 Rue de Fleurus, the home of Gertrude Stein and her lifetime companion Alice B. Toklas, during one of her famous Saturday evening soirées. Among those in attendance are Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Ernest Hemingway, and F.Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald. On this night, Stein endeavors to enlist her guests' involvement in the shady business of stealing back the coveted Cezanne.