From horror to hilarity: ‘You In Midair’ gets L.A. premiere at Hollywood Fringe Festival - Elegy for a daughter: a true story told by her mother
June 11, 2018
Los Angeles premiere of You In Midair — Danna Schaeffer brings her uniquely Hollywood story — an intimate, harrowing, often funny and ultimately joyful story of loss, memory and hard-won wisdom — to the Hollywood Fringe Festival. On July 18, 1989, the blooming Hollywood career of actress Rebecca Schaeffer was cut tragically short when she was murdered on her front step by an obsessed fan. You In Midair is her mother’s spell-binding story. “Audiences are rapt… real life on stage, capturing the essence of life, emotion, love, longing, grief.” — DeAnn Welker, Oregon ArtsWatch
Danna Schaeffer grew up in New York and Los Angeles, where she married Benson in 1963. Rebecca was born in Eugene, Oregon in 1967, and, when Rebecca was 14, the family moved to Portland. At age 16, Rebecca struck out on her own for New York, where she soon landed acting jobs, starting with a role on a soap and ultimately a role on the sitcom My Sister Sam alongside Pam Dawber, which took her to Los Angeles.