STAGE TUBE: La Mama's PROJECT: LOHAN

La Mama E.T.C. presents the World Premiere of Project: Lohan, written by D'Arcy Drollinger and directed by Ben Rimalower. Performances run Fri. and Sat. April 29 - 30 at 10:00 pm, Sun. May 1 at 5:30 pm & Thurs. - Sat. May 5 - 7 at 10:00 pm, Sun May 8 at 5:30 pm -Tickets $18/ $13 students and seniors at the box office, (212) 475-7710 , or at www.lamama.org. The World Premiere is a limited engagement - only 7 performances. Project: Lohan is produced in association with Shane Marshall Brown and DCG Arts.

Playwright Drollinger, in an over-the-top arresting star-turn will play Lindsay. He/she will be joined by a fanciful cast, including: Clayton Dean Smith, Brandon Olson, Cindy Goldfield, Emily McGowan and Brian Reiss.

A multi-media, gender bending theatrical experience, Project: Lohan chronicles the life of Lindsay Lohan: actress, singer and tabloid queen. Playwright Drollinger structures this world premiere show using only published text from tabloids, magazines, entertainment TV and internet gossip sites. Lohan's journey from Disney starlet to convicted felon is reconstructed in an evocative timeline as both classic myth and Shakespearean tragedy - with surprising, hilarious and poignant insights into pop culture, the fragile nature of talent and the people who surround and exploit it.

From starlet to harlot, from hottie to hot mess, from fashion plate to prison inmate, Lindsay Lohan has been the subject of arguably one of the most publicized rise and falls in showbiz history. The youngest person to host the MTV movie awards and earning over 7 million a picture before she turned 18, Lindsay had it all, but her love/hate relationship with the paparazzi played a significant role in her seemingly out-of-control spiral. The money, the fame, the feuds, the media hungry parents, the lesbian lover, the insatiable paparazzi, 5 trips to rehab, two DUI's, possession of cocaine, shoplifting, physical abuse and even carjacking - all played out in the public eye - will be reinterpreted for the stage; and will include other such luminaries as Paris Hilton, Nicole Ritchie, Hillary Duff, Jessica Simpson, Scarlett Johansson, Samantha Ronson, Dina and Michael Lohan, Tina Fey, Jane Fonda, Leslie Sloan Zelnick, and Wilmer Valderrama.

Is Lindsay Lohan washed up at 24? Or with Google searches on the clothes she wears to court topping the 2011 Egyptian revolution, has she become the ultimate reality celebrity?

Costume design by Ramona Ponce, sets and puppets by Michael Wilson Morgan, choreography by John Paolillo.

 

 


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