Powerful WWII Drama of Love, Lust and Loss: The Marriage of Maria Braun
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The last date listed for The Marriage of Maria Braun was Friday October 11, 2013 / 8:00pm.
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An acclaimed vocalist and six-time Grammy nominee, Nnenna Freelon was called by The New York Times "a jazz singer with unstinting vivacity." She has released a dozen successful solo discs, appeared at major jazz festivals including Tanglewood, Monterey and Montreaux, and recorded and toured with the biggest names in the business, including Ramsey Lewis, Jessye Norman, Herbie Hancock, Ray Charles and many more. And that's in addition to performing on the most prestigious stages in the world, among them Carnegie Hall, the Hollywood Bowl and The Kennedy Center. Learn More
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The presentation of Maria Braun truly reflects the collective international expertise of many artists at SCENA. Company co-founder and Artistic Director Robert McNamara, who is directing Maria Braun, is an expert on international drama. He has directed dozens of plays in many overseas countries and brings vast knowledge, expertise, and authenticity of foreign literature and culture to DC audiences. Peter Märthesheimer & Pea Fröhlich, noted German dramatists, translated Maria Braun into English and adapted the cult film for the stage. Gabriele Jakobi, who has directed numerous award-winning plays and festivals in her native Berlin, is serving as SCENA Dramaturg and script consultant. And finally, Alisa Mandel from Russia is serving as costume designer and has created many exotic costumes for SCENA and other international productions in the US and abroad.
Performing the title role is Helen Hayes Award® Winner Nanna Ingvarsson, of Danish descent. She recently performed with SCENA to praiseworthy reviews in the roles of Margaret Thatcher in Sink the Belgrano! (2010) and The Wife in GREEK (2011), both by Britain’s Steven Berkoff. Also for SCENA, Nanna has performed as Solange in The Maids and in the title role in Dark. Nanna was recently honored with a Boomerang Fund for Artists grant in 2011.