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Plays in Process - Tilly No-Body: Catastrophes of Love

by Bella Merlin

Jul 16 - Jul 17, 2022

Tilly No-Body: Catastrophes of Love
by Bella Merlin

Directed by Miles Anderson
Featuring Bella Merlin

Original Sound Design: David Roesner
Original Costume Design: Maggie Morgan
Original Set Design: John Iacovelli

Dates: Saturday, July 16 & Sunday, July 17
Location: Tina Packer Playhouse

Munich 1917. A hotel room. A bottle of poison. A lone actress.

The tragic fates of celebrities - from Michael Jackson to Marilyn Monroe - leave us wondering who the private people behind the public facades really are. Tilly No-Body asks these questions through the lens of Tilly Wedekind - wife and muse to world-famous German playwright, Frank Wedekind (Spring Awakening). In Frank's plays, their private lives became public consumables, and without him, she feared she would be a nobody...

With original cabaret songs, this piece is devised and performed by Bella Merlin, directed by Miles Anderson.

CONTENT WARNING: Please be cautioned that, within the world of Weimar cabaret, the play begins with a failed suicide.

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