If you love strong, powerful women with a sexual appetite as much as we do, we’ve got a fascinating story for you about a Broadway and Hollywood superstar you’ve probably never heard of.
It all started when we were approached by actor Romy Nordlinger last year to discuss a show she wrote and staged with the help of Director Katie McHugh (Yonder Window), called PLACES. It’s the story of silent movie icon Alla Nazimova; an extraordinary lady of her time and business woman role model.
She managed to break the Hollywood glass ceiling at the start of the 20th Century, but in the end her mould-breaking lifestyle and notorious bisexuality proved to be more than her peers could handle, and her star faded into relative obscurity.
We were instantly hooked and met with Romy and Katie in New York this January to discuss the project further. Meeting these lovely, passionate, and talented women for brunch turned out to be the beginning of a beautiful partnership that will see us co-produce PLACES at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe.
We really love the story and the people we’re working with on it, and we can’t wait to stage the show here in Edinburgh this August.
Catch PLACES in Edinburgh
PLACES is on for a full run at the Edinburgh Fringe, and tickets are now on sale at EdFringe.com.
Where: New Town Theatre (Venue 7)
Dates: 3-14 and 16-27 August
Time: 5pm (show lasts for 60 minutes)
Price: tickets available from £10
Or catch Nazzie in New York…
PLACES is also part of the 59e59 East to Edinburgh festival programme in New York City this July.
Check out the PLACES show teaser.
Long before Madonna, the world was Gaga for Nazimova; a 1920s silent movie femme fatale, and pioneering scissor sister.
From Tsarist Russia to Broadway, Alla went on to become the highest paid silent movie star in Tinseltown, and the first female director/producer in Hollywood, epitomising the rags to riches fairy tale. Unapologetic about her bisexual decadence and lust for life, she defied the moral and artistic codes of her time that eventually forced her into obscurity.
A trailblazer swept under the rug, Nazimova will not be silenced. In PLACES, a racy, multimedia look at one of the most daring artistic voices and talents of the 20th century, Nazimova tells it like it was…and still is.