HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr


Wed. 11.05


Turku city theatre - Sopukka stage

Sat. 14.05


Turku city theatre - Sopukka stage

Duration: 60+ Q&A 15min (Wednesday)

Language: English

Suitability: 12+

Group: Heather Massie

Country: United States

Performers: Heather Massie

Team: Blake Walton (Director), Leslie Burby (Artistic Consultation), Jim Marlowe & Charles Marlowe (Projection Design), Jacob Subotnick & Andy Evan Cohen (Sound design), Page Clements (Dialect Coach), Dan Leary (Technical Director), Al Foote III & Charles Marlowe (Photos)

Description: "Hedy Lamarr, the glamorous siren of the silver screen, was more than the 'Most Beautiful Woman in the World'. She invented the frequency-hopping spread spectrum technology that makes the world of wireless communication tick. From Austria to Hollywood, WWII, torpedoes, ecstasy, and intrigue to the very cell phone in your pocket, she was there!"

Having studied astrophysics with dreams of becoming an astronaut, Heather Massie marries her loves for art and science in the person of Hedy Lamarr, Hollywood film star of the 1930s–1950s. To support the Allied Forces during WWII, Lamarr invented technology to make the guidance of torpedoes secure. Today her invention is in our cell phones, WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth. Massie enchants the audience as Hedy, and embodies the over 30 other characters on Hedy's journey. The audience summons Hedy to unearth the truth behind this glamorous actress and how she could create such an invention that has become so invaluable in our world today!

Fulbright Specialist Heather Massie brings her 15-time award-winning, internationally acclaimed New York City show to Finfringe! The show has previously featured throughout the US, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Sweden, Italy, Ukraine and Iceland.

"Captivating" – The Huffington Post

This performance is supported by the Mid Atlantic Arts through USArtists International, a program funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Trust for Mutual Understanding.

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