– A True Story of Hollywood Glamour & Scientific Genius –

Accidental Theatre, Belfast, Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at 8PM

 

The award-winning, internationally-acclaimed NYC show, HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr comes to Accidental Theatre, Belfast, Tuesday, July 3, 2018 @ 8:00PM. Featuring the unexpected scientific genius of Hollywood screen star and inventor Hedy Lamarr, who invented technology for torpedoes during WWII that is now used in cell phones, WiFi, GPS, and Bluetooth. Written and performed by Heather Massie. Its mission is to empower women, to inspire audiences to find ways to make the world a better place, and to encourage young women in science and technology. Recently featured at Inspirefest 2018 at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in Dublin and at the Science Gallery Dublin. This will be its Northern Ireland debut before playing on Inisheer and Inishmore in the Aran Islands.

“Hedy Lamarr, glamorous siren of the silver screen, was more than the most beautiful woman in the world. She invented frequency hopping and spread spectrum technology that make the world of wireless communication tick. From Austria to Hollywood, WWII, torpedoes, ecstasy, and intrigue to the very cell phone in your pocket, she was there!”

Captivating.”  –  The Huffington Post

Richly realized.”  –  Blogcritics Magazine

“Exceptionally talented.”  –  MD Theatre Guide

“Highly entertaining.”  –  Splash Magazine

“Lively and enlightening.”  –  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

“A tribute to this amazing woman.”  –  OffBrwy

“Gorgeous.”  –  Total Theater

“Fantastic.”  –  Andy B Sports

“Remarkable.”  –  Theatre in the Now

WHAT: HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr

WHO: Written & Performed by Heather Massie

WHEN: Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at 8PM (Book Bar open from 7:30PM)

WHERE: Accidental Theatre, 12-13 Shaftesbury Square, Belfast, BT2 7DB

HOW MUCH: £8 – standard ticket; £10 – donation ticket 

AGE GUIDANCE: 12+

TICKETS: https://accidentaltheatre.co.uk/box-office/hedy

SHOW SITE: www.HeatherMassie.com/HEDY 

THEATRE SITE: www.accidentaltheatre.co.uk 

BOX OFFICE: 028 9032 5881

12  Awards Including:

Best Actress – Galway Fringe, Ireland

US Embassy Zimbabwe Grant – Intwasa Arts Festival, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

US Embassy Zimbabwe Grant – Harare International Festival of the Arts, Harare, Zimbabwe

Outstanding Performance – Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, NYC

Audience Choice – IndyFringe, Indiana

Best Actress – SaraSolo Festival, Florida

Audience Choice – Shenandoah Fringe, Virginia

Festival Bestseller – United Solo Festival, NYC

Massie has recently toured the show around the world in the US, Ireland, Zimbabwe and South Africa.

Her current Ireland Tour includes:

Inspirefest 2018 – Dublin, Ireland – June 21
Dublin Science Gallery hosted by Women in Technology & Science – Dublin, Ireland – June 26
Accidental Theatre – Belfast, Northern Ireland – July 3
Áras Éanna Arts Centre – Inisheer, Aran Islands, Ireland – July 6
Halla Rónáin – Inishmore, Aran Islands, Ireland – July 8

NYC-based writer & performer Heather Massie studied Astrophysics with dreams of becoming an astronaut before becoming a professional actress. She now marries her loves of art and science in the person of actress/inventor Hedy Lamarr, in her solo show HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr. As Hedy she interacts with the audience and plays the 33 other characters in Hedy’s story including Jimmy Stewart, Bette Davis and Louis B. Mayer. Through the show she seeks to encourage young women in science and technology, to empower women, and to inspire audiences to find ways to make the world a better place. She has toured the world with the show garnering 12 awards and critical acclaim. She brings the show to theatres, festivals, science centres, museums, universities, schools, libraries, & cultural and scientific organizations throughout the United States and around the world. This is the first in her planned trilogy of solo plays celebrating women in science. www.HeatherMassie.com

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Electronic Press Kit & High Resolution images available here: www.HeatherMassie.com/hedy/presskit/

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