A PACA fundraiser will be held in Chewelah featuring a reader’s theatre performance of Marilyn-My Truth, a two-act play on the life of Marilyn Monroe.
The play was written by local artist Sean Taboloff and will cover Marilyn’s childhood, her struggles in Hollywood and meteoric rise to fame as the greatest Hollywood legend of all time. The play will also cover the strange circumstances surrounding her last night, and what followed.
The cast will include 8 of Chewelah’s finest actors, including Alison Stevens as Norma Jean, Lis Richart as Marilyn Monroe, Intermission will feature delicious desserts by Ann Marie Benedict. Photo displays around the house highlighting Marilyn’s life will help provide and intimate look into one of the greatest legends of our time.
Sean Taboloff says: “I wrote this play as a gift to her memory, though I never really knew her, I was 3 when she passed on that fateful night 50 years ago.”
Taboloff has been reading her biographies and collecting memorabilia for some time now. “It is quite remarkable that Marilyn’s image is recognizable around the world. People may not have seen her movies, but her image is so iconic, so entrenched in people’s psyches that she has somehow attained a kind of immortality.”
On the play he wrote: “This is a reader’s theatre performance, meaning the cast will read from scripts, with minimal movement and no costumes. The story will cover her early childhood struggles, her rise to fame, and lives she touched along her journey to stardom.”
It should be noted the show does contain some adult language and situations.
“I love Marilyn Monroe” –says Taboloff. “She is the ultimate personification of glamour, beauty and sexuality. On and off screen hers was the image of playfulness, insouciance, unabashed sexuality that people craved back in the 40’s and 50’s.”
Though she left the world at 36, she was eternally young, generous to a fault, and lover of people and animals. Marilyn was super sensitive and extremely insecure of herself, so much so that during her last interview, when asked about her future, she replied: “I’d like to be a fine actress.”
Director Billy Wilder wrote: “She was an absolute genius as a comic actress with an extraordinary sense for comedic dialog. It was a God given gift. Nobody else was in that orbit: everyone else was earthbound by comparison.”
Seating is limited: you must call 935-0892 to reserve a seat. A $10 minimum donation at the door for PACA is encouraged. Showtimes are: Saturday Night, Aug. 4 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 5 at 2 p.m. Please arrive on time-early recommended.
“I’ve been on a calendar, but I’ve never been on time.” – Marilyn Monroe.