Dirty Blonde by Claudia Shear


July 8, 2023    
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm


Ten Fifteen Theater
1015 Commercial St , Astoria, OR, 97103

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Steamy Staged Reading Opens July 7th

Dirty Blonde, a fun, sexy jaunt into the life of Mae West, will have a three-night run at The Ten Fifteen Theater beginning on July 7th. This ensemble piece features three actors who play a variety of roles in scenes taking place in both modern day, and in moments of West’s life. Directed by locally renowned performer, Ann Bronson, and featuring music from I’m No Angel and She Done Him Wrong, this will be Ten Fifteen’s first small step into Musical Theatre.

About the show: Conceived by Claudia Shear and James Lapine and featuring songs from I’m No Angel and She Done Him Wrong, Dirty Blonde explores the phenomenon of the legendary Mae West, one of America’s most enduring and controversial pop culture icons. The play, which draws its title from the West film quip “I made myself platinum, but I was born a dirty blonde”, tells the story of Jo, an office temp and aspiring actress, and Charlie, who works in the New York Public Library’s film archives, both lonely and obsessive West fans who meet at her grave and form a unique relationship as they swap stories about the career highlights and eventually decline into parody of the woman they worship.

Jo/Mae West – Kathryn Lacaze
Charlie (and others) – Bryan Lelek
Man (and others) – Marcus Liotta

Tickets are $20, and are currently available online at www.thetenfifteentheater.com.