Dirty Blonde

by Claudia Shear directed by Ethan McSweeny

September 10 – October 13, 2002

She doesn’t sit like a lady or laugh like a little girl. In this delightful collage, we meet the great Mae West, and see how she shook up America’s staid popular culture of the ’30s. We hear some of the songs and quips that made her a legend such as “I’m no angel, but I’ve spread my wings a bit.” And we see the effect this icon has on two shy young souls in our own era. If you look behind the beguiling facade of this surprise Broadway smash you’ll find a saga of show business triumph – and a sweet, touching little love story.