IN HER OWN WORDS: THE DIANA TAPES to Make U.S. Regional Premiere in Providence
What Will The Neighbors Say? has announced the regional premiere of In Her Own Words: The Diana Tapes. Written by Co-Artistic Director James Clements, the show premiered at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival to critical acclaim. This show will open Friday, June 9th at the Social Enterprise Greenhouse Hub, 10 Davol Square, Providence, RI and run through Sunday, July 2nd.
The Diana Tapes presents the true story of one of the greatest media scandals in British history - the publication of Andrew Morton's book about Diana, Princess of Wales, which ended her marriage and shook the monarchy to its core. The play moves swiftly between the publisher's office, the sitting room where the Princess recorded her darkest secrets onto cassettes, and the dingy West London cafe where one of her best friends surreptitiously handed them over. The subterfuge and deception are brought to a terrifying climax that changed celebrity, privacy, and the Windsor family forever. This summer, with the 20th anniversary of the Princess' death in August, the WWTNS? team feels that this powerful story needs to be told. The production gives voice to a woman so often defined by images and archetypes, and instead presents her complex and multifaceted reality.
The Scottish premiere was featured in the Daily Mail, The Evening Times and the Scotsman, in addition to STV and BBC Radio, and was shortlisted for the Holden Street Theatre Award. WWTNS? is thrilled to pair with the SEG Hub to transform their venue into an intimate performance space. The cast includes Clements and fellow Co-Artistic Directors Jorge Morales Pico? and Sam Hood Adrain, with Ana Cristina Schuler as Princess Diana. Director Wednesday Sue Derrico heads up a team of international designers including Mairi MacInnes (costumes/set) and Adam Welsh (sound/video).
What Will the Neighbors Say? is a New Theatre Company based in New York City with a global perspective. WWTNS? creates theatre that examines historical, social, political and economic narratives that have been disregarded, misrepresented, or otherwise untold in order to provoke discourse in our audience and community. WWTNS? maintains a consistent commitment to diversity, arts education, community outreach, and artistic experimentation.
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Provoking questions through untold stories. Go to www.wwtns.org for more information.