Through the lens of recent events – a flood of refugees fleeing into Europe – bombings in Paris – war all around us, My Marlene is more topical than ever. My Marlene is a an immersive confessional theatre experience addressing the audience as soldiers that Marlene was entertaining in 1944 on the French front.
Marlene Dietrich unveils her contradicting faces – seducing, pampering, singing to and cooking for the audience of soldiers while bombs are dropping. Fleshing her out as a selfless war hero, tyrannic mother, unreined lover and insatiable romantic. Sprinkled with her songs, private letters and video projections. Intimate and controversial.