SIREN'S HEART – NORMA JEAN & MARILYN IN PURGATORY, now in its fifth month, opened on August 5, 2012, 50 years to the day that Marilyn Monroe died. Lissa Moira directs this one-woman play with music, written and composed by Walt Stepp, starring Louisa Bradshaw*, Gregory Nissen as Musical Director & Arranger, Chris Wade at the piano & Don Garverick as choreographer. Set is by David "Zen" Mansley, Costumes by Ryan Matthieu Smith & Lighting by William Giraldo.
SIREN'S HEART is not the familiar victim narrative about Marilyn Monroe. She is still a living icon in the hearts & minds of millions, but in her own time, Norma Jean was suffocated by the mask of Marilyn and the weight of living up to that impossible ideal of beauty, crushed her. SIREN'S HEART imagines another place where we see Marilyn, or Norma Jean, as she might have been; as she wanted to be: the well-rounded, unhaunted person she couldn't be in her all-too-brief life.
Louisa Bradshaw has had a career as an actress & chanteuse that spans the globe, starring in her own show at the premier Berlin cabaret & varieté venues, BarJeder Vernuff & the Chameleon. In NYC, she has worked with TONY Award-winning director/choreographer George Faison on IF THIS HAT COULD TALK and currently sings with Bebe Buell Band.
The show runs on Sundays at 2 pm, Tuesdays at 7 pm, Wednesdays at 2 pm & Saturdays at 5 pm at Actors Temple Theatre, which is located at 339 West 47th Street. Ticket prices range from $39.50 to $59.50. You may make ticket reservations at www.telecharge.com or 212-239-6200.