MARLENE, a new solo play about the legendary actress, performer and patriot Marlene Dietrich, will have its world premiere at 7pm on Sunday, July 30 at Write Act Repertory @ the Brickhouse Theatre in North Hollywood. Produced by John Lant, written by Willard Manus, directed by Judith Rose, the play stars Cindy Marinangel.
MARLENE tells a true story. In May, 1960, Dietrich returned to Germany to perform on stage for the first time since fleeing the Hitler regime in 1939. The play is set in Dietrich’s dressing-room at Berlin’s Tatiana Palast Theatre, where she is trying to decide whether she should go through with the recital. Threats have been made on her life by Nazi sympathizers who still resented her for having spent much of WW II entertaining American soldiers on the front lines. In their eyes she is a turncoat, a traitor, and should be killed.
Cindy Marinangel – “Marlene”
Willard Manus – Playwright
Judith Rose – Director
John Lant – Producer
Jonathan Harrison – Associate Producer / Stage Manager
Tamra Pica – Producer @ Write Act Rep / Production Consultant (Marlene)
Ken Cosby – Lighting & Sound Designer
Alonzo Tavares – Production Associate @ Write Act Rep
Sandra Kuker PR - Publicist
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