Marilyn: Forever Blonde!

The Mertz Theatre
5555 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

It is 1962 and Marilyn Monroe is in the midst of a photo shoot. She is 36-years-old, divorced for the third time, living alone, frustrated by Hollywood and tired of the label "sex symbol". Marilyn longs to be respected for her talent and loved for who she really is rather than the character she has created for the silver screen. In this critically acclaimed, award-winning production, she wonders what it would be like to do it all over again. Shortly before her untimely death Marilyn Monroe posed for what would be her final photo session. Marilyn: Forever Blonde is a recreation of what might have been Marilyn's last chance to tell her own story in her own words. Conceived by award winning producer and writer Greg Thompson, the script has been painstakingly researched from hundreds of quotes from Marilyn herself and the result is two hours in Marilyn's presence. These are the final thoughts of a little girl who became a legend and in turned could never be loved or accepted for herself. The play is funny, sad, witty, titillating, sometimes scandalous and in the end heartbreaking as we watch the desperation of a woman lost in a world of Hollywood make-believe.

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http://www.asolorep.org/shows/marilyn-forever-blonde/2010-2011