A Conversation with Edith Head
An Evening of Wit, Wisdom and a Whisper of Gossip!
A Special Performance of the show will be held on September 30 at 8pm to benefit the MPTF's Pet Care Program.
By Pegge Forrest
Event dates: September 23-October 24, 2010
Off the Aisle Productions in association with Invisible Theatre proudly presents A CONVERSATION WITH EDITH HEAD starring Susan Claassen; written by Paddy Calistro and Susan Claassen. There will be preview performances of show September 23 - September 30 with the Costume Designers Guild Gala Press Opening on Friday, October 1 at the historic El Portal Forum Theatre in North Hollywood, California.
On October 1, the Costume Designer’s Guild will host a CHAMPAGNE RECEPTION after the performance to honor Ms. Claassen for keeping this iconic Costume Designer in the public eye.
Actress Susan Claassen was inspired to write and star in A CONVERSATION WITH EDITH HEAD while watching a TV biography of Ms. Head. Susan Claassen said: “Not only do I bear a striking resemblance to Edith, but we share the same love for clothes and fashion." She stitched Dorothy Lamour into her sarong; put Bob Hope and Bing Crosby in kilts in “The Road to Bali”; created Bette Davis’ glamorous Margo Channing; made teenage girls swoon over Elizabeth Taylor’s white ball gown in “A Place in the Sun”; dressed Ingrid Bergman in “Notorious”, Grace Kelly in “To Catch A Thief”, Kim Novak in “Vertigo”, Gloria Swanson in “Sunset Boulevard” and Sean Connery in “The Man Who Would Be King”. There are many myths about her but she was a discreet, tenacious personality. She knew whose hips needed clever disguising and made sure those legendary stars always looked the part. Our show gives the inside scoop on Edith and the Golden Age of Hollywood.
A CONVERSATION WITH EDITH HEAD premiered in Tucson, Arizona in 2002 and was subsequently presented in Chicago, Key West, at the American Film Institute in Silver Spring, MD, Hartford, San Francisco, Nantucket, San Diego, Houston, Austin, and Scottsdale, as well as in Tbilisi in the Republic of Georgia , London’s West End and a ‘sold out’ engagement at the 2007 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Thursday – Saturday at 8pm
Saturday & Sunday Matinees at 3PM
$25 & $35
For Tickets call: 818-508-4200 or 866-811-4111
Or order online: www.elportaltheatre.com