Tickets to Bootleg Theater's O REJANE On SAle Tomorrow
Coming this fall, an innovative new play will connect LA theater-goers to the spirit of Re?jane, a remarkable French actress and theater impresario who changed French culture, fashion and socio-politics as the 19th century morphed into the 20th. O Re?jane world premieres November 14, 2014 at Bootleg Theater to take audiences into the life of an indomitable woman of strength and passion. Re?jane is the most influential French actress most Americans have never heard of, yet she was so influential that she was portrayed
by Toulouse-Lautrec, Boldini, Sargent, Beardsley and more.
!Conceived and written by Ilana Turner, with original music by Re?jane's great-great- granddaughter Adrien Reju, O Re?jane tells the untidy story of its all-too-modern heroine - a working mother in the Belle E?poque. Reju is collaborating with Se?bastien Miel of the French band La Maison Tellier on the play's sound. A visual feast, O Re?jane also uses original text, stylized movement and the plays that made her famous to tell Re?jane's humble-to-haute story. The show stars Cara Pifko, Joseph Will, Patrick Wenk-Wolff, Cecilia De Rico, Ilana Turner, and Valerie McCann. O Re?jane is directed by Christopher Sivertsen, Artistic Director of UN-Certified Swedish physical theater company Awake Projects. Sivertsen's work has garnered international acclaim and local fans. Theater Movement Bazaar Artistic Director Tina Kronis says, "The spirit and heart which Christopher Sivertsen brings to the theatre enriches the art form."
!Says Rico Gagliano of the "Dinner Party Download," "I saw scenes from O Re?jane at a showcase of new work, and was struck by its humor, intelligence and style -- kind of Howard Hawks meets Moulin Rouge." !
More about Re?jane
• Comedienne Re?jane reigned as "Queen of the Boulevard" during her lifetime. • During her divorce proceedings, Re?jane won the legal right to sign her
own contracts at a time when women were not permitted to do so.!
• Re?jane was Henrik Ibsen's favorite 'Nora' in A Doll's House and helped to usher in
the naturalistic style of acting to which we are now all accustomed.
• She opened the Theatre Re?jane (now The?a?tre de Paris) in 1905, and staged new ! works like Maeterlinck's The Blue Bird.!
O Re?jane is sponsored, in part, by French Morning. Tickets go on sale October 14, 2014.