The Hollywood Adriana, A Cautionary Tale of Damaged Good

October 5, 2018 1:30 pm —

The Hollywood Heritage Museum get directions

THE HOLLYWOOD ADRIANA, A Cautionary Tale of Damaged Good is a poetic novella/solo performance piece. A contemporary tragic-comedy, it is an eroticized love child of Reader’s Theatre and Medieval Morality Play inspired by the tragic death of Silent Movie icon Ramon Novarro. The fever-pitch pace of THE HOLLYWOOD ADRIANA is driven by a kaleidoscope of forms in collision: prose, screenplay, poetry, opera libretto, song, and meditative Interchapters. The protagonist Rupert’s increasingly bizarre erotic encounters telescope time and place into a hallucinogenic continuum of NOW. The worlds of film, fashion, opera, and ballet; Sarah Bernhardt, Maya Plisetskaya, Ramon Novarro, and Hector Berlioz; hustlers, drag queens, athletes, and altar boys, all converge in a surreal universe of obsession, thwarted love, innocence lost, murder, suicide, and catharsis. In January, a 20-minue selection from the HOLLYWOOD ADRIANA opened the QT: RAINBOWS ACROSS THE DIASPORA reading series at DIXON PLACE. In July, ADRIANA was featured at the HOT! Festival in a 40-minute edition. Each of these was named pick of the week by METROSOURCE MAGAZINE. October will see a 90-minute staged workshop with theatrical lighting and sound at the UNITED SOLO THEATRE FESTIVAL on Theatre Row in NYC. This reading is the first time the script in its entirety is being presented to the public. A multi-media production is being planned.

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