Norma Jeane Baker of Troy

Norma Jeane Baker of Troy is a partly spoken, partly sung performance piece by poet, essayist, and scholar Anne Carson (Eros the Bittersweet: An Essay; Autobiography of Red: A Novel in Verse; Nox; Float), intimately and powerfully staged by Katie Mitchell, who The Guardian calls "Britain's greatest living theater director," in The Shed's 500-seat theater. Actor Ben Whishaw (Skyfall, The Crucible on Broadway, Mary Poppins Returns, A Very English Scandal) and soprano Renee Fleming (performances in international concert halls and opera houses; Carousel on Broadway; soundtracks for The Shape of Water, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) star in this exploration of the lives and myths of Marilyn Monroe and Helen of Troy - iconic beauties who lived millenia apart.

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by Review Roundups - April 10, 2019
The Shed, led by Artistic Director and CEO Alex Poots, has just begun itsĀ 2019 inaugural season in Manhattan with Norma Jeane Baker of Troy led by Ben Whishaw, with soprano Renee Fleming. Let's see what the critics had to say.